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Man dies in Burke County fire

By Joe Marusak and Hilary Trenda
jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com

A 53-year-old man died in a fire at Lowman’s Motor Court in Burke County Friday morning, the Burke County Fire Marshal’s Office said Friday.

Emergency responders arrived on the scene at 6:30 a.m. and remained on site till just after 11 a.m. Officials said a discarded cigarette on a couch in the man’s room was the source of the fire.

The man’s identity isn’t being released until family members are notified, authorities said Friday afternoon.

Lowman’s is on U.S. 70 in Hildebran.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak
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