Investigators identify man who died in Charleston house fire

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – A man is dead following a fire in Charleston that happened just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 on 4th Avenue in North Charleston. Investigators have identified the man who died as 61-year-old Jeffery Dotson.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, but say it does not appear to be suspicious. It is the second fatal fire in the City of Charleston this week.

The Charleston Fire Department says they received a call from neighbors that the homeowner was trapped inside. Firefighters were able to get Dotson out, but he later died from his injuries.

The fire remains under investigation.

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