Elderly man killed in Murray Co. house fire - CBS46 News

Elderly man killed in Murray Co. house fire

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Source: Office of Commissioner of Insurance Source: Office of Commissioner of Insurance
MURRAY COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

An elderly man was killed in an overnight house fire in Murray County.

Fire investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office have ruled the fatal fire accidental.

Spencer Cantrell, 74, was inside the home located at 74 Weaver Road, in Chatsworth when it was destroyed. An investigation revealed the fire was the result of Cantrell smoking a tobacco product while in bed.

This fatality brings Georgia's fire death total to six for 2018.

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