Man killed in overnight Sumter fire

Published: May. 22, 2016 at 5:19 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM EDT
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SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The body of a man was discovered after firefighters extinguished a fire in Sumter County early Sunday.

Captain Joey Duggan with the Sumter County Fire Department tells WIS firefighters responded around 12:45 a.m. to a fully-engulfed fire at a mobile home on Wheelwright Court. Fire crews were cleared from the scene just after 4 a.m. Duggan said once the fire was out, firefighters found the body of a man inside.

Investigators determined the blaze started around the home's air conditioning unit but due to the extent of damage, an exact cause will remain unknown.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

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