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Man dies in Stockbridge fire; home didn’t have working smoke alarms

A Henry County man died in an early morning house fire Wednesday, officials said.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was found in the house on Tye Street in Stockbridge, Henry County Fire spokesman Capt. Michael Black said.

The single-story house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived about 3 a.m., Black said. Neighbors said someone may have been trapped inside and firefighters found the body, Black said. The cause of death is under investigation.

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That the home had no working smoke alarms was significant, Black said. 

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“Working smoke alarms can give you the extra seconds needed to get out safely,” he said.

For more information about fire safety or assistance acquiring a smoke alarm, contact the Henry County Fire Department at 770- 288-6600 or visit www.co.henry.ga.us/Fire

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