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90-year-old man dies in fire

BEAUMONT - A 90-year-old man died in a Beaumont house fire caused by a space heater, according to the Beaumont Fire Department.


A number of people called 911 to report the fire at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Threadneedle. Fire and smoke were pouring from the home when firefighters got to the scene.


Neighbors told fire investigators the homeowner was still inside. Firefighters searched the home while they fought the flames and discovered the victim in a bedroom where the fire originated. They have identified the man as Junius Hill, 90.


Investigators say it appears a space heater caused the fire.


Justice of the Peace Ransom Jones has ordered an autopsy.


 

90-year-old man dies in fire

Friday, November 30 2012, 08:23 PM CST
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