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Valdosta man dies in house fire

March 1, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia man was killed in a house fire over the weekend.

The boarding house on Martin Luther King Junior Drive caught fire early Saturday morning. Sixty-four year old Charlie Evans was trapped inside and died.

Investigators aren't sure what caused the fire, but don't suspect foul play. "It looks to be accidental, like an electrical fire or someone may have fell asleep smoking," said Lt. James Williams.

None of the other people living in the home were injured.

Part of the J.M. Beck overpass next to the house had to be closed for several hours because of the flames and heavy smoke.

posted at 3:05 by ashley.harper@walb.com