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One dead in Dougherty Co. house fire

Crews responded tot he fire around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. (Source: WALB) Crews responded tot he fire around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. (Source: WALB)
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One person is dead after an early morning house fire in Dougherty County on Thursday morning.

Crews arrived on the scene around 4:30 a.m. to the house on Howard Drive. Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed one person was found deceased inside of the house. Officials have not released a name.

Neighbors told WALB they are concerned after multiple fires in the area in under three weeks.

"That's the third house we've had in a quarter of a mile here since Thanksgiving," said Kemp Murray. "I don't understand it."

Crews fought a fire on Wednesday less than a mile away at 2210 Willingham Drive.

On Nov. 22, crews battled another house fire on Howard Drive. Officials believe that fire was started by vagrants inside a vacant house.

The cause of Thursday's fire is under investigation.

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