Man Dies In Martin County House Fire

Deputies in Martin County are trying to determine exactly how a man died in a house fire Sunday morning.

Dead is 61-year-old Fred Whitehurst of Jamesville. Lt. Drew Robinson tells WITN News that the fire at Whitehurst's home on Mill Road broke out around 1:00 a.m.

He says when firefighters arrived they found the home fully involved in fire. After the blaze was extinguished they discovered the man's body inside.

Robinson says there's no evidence to suspect foul play though they are awaiting an autopsy which should determine the cause of death.

There is no word yet on how the fire began and the SBI has been called in to help investigate.

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