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Elderly, bedridden man dies in Bristol Christmas Day fire

Staff Report • Dec 26, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Bristol Herald-Courier is reporting that a bedridden 78-year-old man died in a house fire Christmas Day.The victim has not been identified and investigators have not determined where and how the fire started at the white duplex on College Avenue in Bristol, Tenn.The fire was reported at 4:53 p.m. The report quotes Bristol Tenn. Fire Dept. Asst. Chief Jack Spurgeon saying “Smoke was showing” when the first of three fire units arrived. They made entry to do a rescue,” but the man, who was bedridden, “wasn’t alive at the time they reached him.” The victim was the only occupant of the house and Spurgeon told reporters that he didn't see evidence of any criminal activity.

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