Coroner identifies man killed by house fire

Published: Jul. 6, 2017 at 4:37 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the man who died after being pulled from a house fire early Thursday morning.

Curtis Leval Hunter, 62, died at the hospital about half an hour after firefighters pulled him from his burning home. An autopsy concluded Hunter died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

According to the Columbia Fire Department, the fire happened just before midnight at a home on the 1300 block of Lyon Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Columbia Fire Investigators, who are receiving help from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Firefighters say the fire caused "significant" damage to the house.

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