Cairo man dies in Christmas Eve blaze

Cairo man dies in Christmas Eve blaze

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Cairo firefighters responded to a call of a house fire at 603 7th Street, Northwest in Cairo at 8:30 Christmas Eve.

A man in his seventies, who was alone in the house, died in the fire.

CFD Lt. Rusty Powe said that the State Fire Marshal's Office was called in to investigate. The marshal has done his investigation, and we are awaiting his official statement.

Deputy Coroner Ronnie Corker says that his office is awaiting results from lab results, and will not release the name of the victim until those results are in hand.

The house was an older wood frame structure, and Powe said the front third of it sustained major fire damage.

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