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

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.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,