Officials identify man found dead in Columbus County house fire
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A Columbus County Sheriff’s Office incident report shows that Andrew Thomas Faison, an 80-year-old man, died in a fire at his home on Sunday, Feb. 5.
According to Fire Marshal Shannon Blackman, crews responded to the fire at a home on Matthew Drive near Chadbourn just before 7:30 a.m. Faison was found dead inside his house as crews battled the smoke and flames.
Officials say the Klondyke-Chadbourn Fire and Rescue crews were on the scene within 11 minutes of the initial call. Firefighters from Evergreen and Cerro Gordo also responded to assist. The Columbus Co. Fire Marshal’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene to investigate.
Blackman says Faison lived by himself.
The cause of the fire and the man’s cause of death are under investigation.
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