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Abbeville man dies in Thursday morning mobile home fire

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Mar 10, 2022

UPDATE: Officials say a 33-year-old man from Abbeville is believed to be the victim in a Thursday morning fire on Bud Private Drive.

State Fire Marshal deputies are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal fire at a mobile home.

The fire, they say happened Just before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, in the 1800 block of Bud Private Drive.

Abbeville firefighters learned there were two occupants in the home at the time of the fire. A woman, identified as the homeowner, was able to escape. A man who was inside the home died in the fire.

While official identification and cause of death are pending with the coroner’s office, the victim is believed to be a 33-year-old friend of the homeowner who frequently stayed at the home.

Deputies say both residents were asleep in the mobile home when the homeowner woke up to strange sounds and the smell of smoke. She then woke up the man to alert him to the danger before escaping out of a window.

They say the man never emerged from the home.

Following an assessment of the scene, deputies have determined the fire began in the living room of the home. The official cause of this fire remains undetermined.

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