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Disabled veteran dies following Lowndes County fire

A man was found dead at the front door of a blazing trailer in Lowndes County.

Posted: Mon Sep 17 21:34:12 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Sep 17 21:34:12 PDT 2018

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we have new informationon a breaking news story we brought you at five. a fatal firetakes the life of a disabled veteran... wtva's rebecca butcher has been on the story all day gathering information and joins us live now. family members have identified him as tommy lee hall....who served in the army. i spoke with hs cousin who told me what was going through is mind wheneheard the news. "maybe this was a mistake. in this area you hear about trailers on fire all the time." fire crews responded to the fire call around 3 in the afternoon. off of highway 373 at the airbase mobile home estates, where 68-year-old tommy lee hall lived for the last 20 years. delany hise, neighbor hise: "there were about two fire trucks, countless policemen, undercover...marked and unmarked. family members gathered trying to learn more about what happened. i spoke with one man who lives nearby who came home to responded crews. hise:"my whole area was just blocked off by yellow tape, and i had to ask the policemen just to event get to my house. i had to asked to be escorted in." i spoke with neal austin with the lowndes county district two department who says the fire began in the living room area. his cousin calo harris said he visited the victim often... "very, veryintelligentman, i often just come by to talk and getagoodword. him being disabledwithhis eyesight never really got him down. he was always the type of guy who kept it moving." . rightnowit's still unclear how the fire began in the first place.it not been determined if the body will be sent for an autopsy. live in lowndes county rebecca butcher wtva nine news. at , matt's here with a first look at
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