BROOKS, Alta. - An 88-year old woman has died after she was severely burned when a tractor and baler caught on fire in southern Alberta.

RCMP say they were called to a rural home near Brooks on Sunday afternoon.

They say Mary-Jane Wickert had been driving the tractor and received burns to most of her body.

The senior was taken to a hospital in Brooks then flown by air ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, where she later died.

It is unclear what started the fire.

Mounties say no one else was injured.

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