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North Augusta man dies in mobile home fire in Edgefield County

November 20, 2018

A North Augusta man was killed in a house fire early Friday morning in Edgefield County.

Edgefield County fire crews responded around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, to a structure fire at a mobile home on the 100 block of Eagle Road.

While working to put out the blaze, a body was discovered inside the residence, said Edgefield County Deputy Coroner Thurmond Burnett.

The victim was identified as 58-year-old Virgil Burckhalter, Burnett said.

An autopsy determined Burckhalter died from smoke inhalation, he said.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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