Bartow County authorities said that the body of an 81 year-old man was found at the scene of a fire on Cedar Creek Road has been identified as that of Jimmy Deering.

Reports stated that Deering was found in a ditch at the scene.

Bartow fire fighters were dispatched to 561 Cedar Creek Road in response to a grass woods fire with structure endangerment.  A body with burns was found lying in a ditch.  About an acre of land burned.  The fire is being investigated by Bartow Sheriff’s investigators.

The death is not considered suspicious at this time.