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Fire at Fuller's Home Determined to be Accidental

Faulty Electrical Wiring Deemed to be Cause of Fire

Contact: Ragan Ingram, Assistant Commissioner

334-241-4146

11/1/2004

The fire at the home of former state Rep. and DHR Commissioner Bill Fuller has been deemed to be an accident, the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office announced Monday.

"After a thorough investigation in concert with the Lafayette Fire Department, we have determined that this fire occurred due to faulty electrical wiring in a wall," said Acting State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery.

Fuller, who is a candidate for Congress, suffered non-life threatening injuries when he jumped from a second floor porch to escape the smoke and flames.

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