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House fire claims life of Brewton man

A house fire claimed the life of a Brewton man Tuesday.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. at 71 Brigham Lane after being spotted by the local mailman, witness reports indicated.

Family and neighbors identified the homeowner and victim as Charles Wilson.

Units from Appleton Volunteer Fire Department were assisted by Brewton Fire Department in controlling the blaze.

No other details, including the cause of the fire, were immediately known as it remains under investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office.