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March 29, 2004

Nashville - A house fire that killed two South Georgia men has been ruled accidental.

A cigarette apparently caused the fire at a house on College Street in Nashville last Sunday. Seventy-eight year old Junius Rowe and his 50-year-old son, Johnny Rowe, were trapped inside and died. Another son, Tony Rowe, broke a window and escaped.

Investigators believe one of the men fell asleep with a cigarette in his hand.

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