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  • Writer's pictureJefferson Weaver

Man Dead in Housefire

Updated: Feb 5

The county’s first fire fatality of the year happened this morning (Sunday) near Chadbourn.

Deputy Fire Marshal Chase Lancaster said fire crews responded to Matthews Drive off Bird Cage Road at 7:15 a.m.

They made entry of the home and found the victim, a male, inside.

The man’s name has been withheld pending notification of relatives. He was the sole occupant of the home.

The fire is under investigation, and an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Klondike Chadbourn firefighters were assisted by Evergreen andCerro Gordo. Columbus Emergency Services and the sheriff’s office also responded.

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