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Bay Minette Man Dies in Fire

Combustible Materials Adjacent to Heater Likely Cause

Contact: Ragan Ingram, Assistant Commissioner

334-241-4146

1/8/2004

A 69-year-old Bay Minette man died in a house fire early Thursday morning.

Herman Visser lost his life in a fire that was reported at 6:51 a.m.

"It appears that some ordinary combustible materials were placed too close to a natural gas heater," said Acting State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery.

The Alabama State Fire Marshals Office and the Bay Minette Fire Department are continuing a joint investigation of the fire.

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