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Catoosa County Man Apparently Dies In House Fire

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TUNNEL HILL, Ga. (AP) — A Catoosa County man was found dead after a Christmas Day fire at his home.

State authorities say it appears that William Lackhouse died in the fire in Tunnel Hill. The exact cause of the fire is not certain. Investigators in Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office are investigating, with assistance from local authorities.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab will conduct an autopsy on the 66-year-old victim.

Hudgens said in a written statement that Lackhouse’s home was destroyed.

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