VALLEY POLICE PRESS RELEASE, FIRE FATALITY

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By Major Mike Reynolds

On February 1st at approximately 1:50 AM, officers of the Valley Police Department responded with the East Alabama Fire Department to 1104 County Road 190 in reference to a trailer fire.

Upon arrival officers noted that the structure was fully involved. Firefighters were able to enter the residence and remove the sole occupant, 75 year old Herman Charles Brown, through a bedroom window. Brown was transported to EAMC-Lanier where he was later pronounced dead. Brown will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office pending autopsy.

At this time it has not been determined how the fire started. Valley detectives as well as the State Fire Marshall’s office are handling this investigation.

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