Man dies in Montgomery blaze, city's 1st fire death of 2017

Authorities say a man has died in a Montgomery fire - the first fire fatality in the city this year.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2017 1:26 PM
Updated: Nov. 24, 2017 1:26 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died in a Montgomery fire - the first fire fatality in the city this year.

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The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the man was found in a bedroom of a home on Lower Wetumpka Road Wednesday.

Montgomery Fire/Rescue Sgt. O.J. Whiting said the man was located in a bedroom and was confirmed a fire fatality.

Whiting said a second person escaped the blaze, as relatives and neighbors were able to pull that person out.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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