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Posted November 26, 2008 EST

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One Dead In Lancaster House Fire
United States (South Carolina) -

A 60-year-old Lancaster man died in a house fire Tuesday night, officials said. Lucious Waters died in the fire at 503 E. Dunlap St., Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said. Autopsy results are pending, he said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Lancaster City Fire Department responded to the fire and found the house fully engulfed in flames, according to a report from the Lancaster City Police Department.

Twenty-three firefighters battled the blaze that was confined to a bedroom, Lancaster City Fire Chief Chris Nunnery said. Firefighters had the fire under control in about 30 minutes and worked hot spots for another 20 minutes, he said.

The fire started in the bedroom where fire officials located Waters, Nunnery said.

"It appears to be an electrical short in a drop cord," Nunnery said of the cause of the fire.

The older, wood house suffered moderate smoke and heat damage, Nunnery said. Damage is estimated at $30,000.

Written by The Herald

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