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Coats man killed in house fire

Posted July 18, 2012
Updated July 19, 2012

— Harnett County authorities and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a fire that killed a Coats man Wednesday morning.

Firefighters found the Mark McGill, 47, inside the house, at 191 S. Ida St., around noon after someone driving by called 911.

Investigators wouldn’t say Wednesday afternoon what they think might have caused the fire.

Family members, who live on the same street, gathered outside the house Wednesday, waiting for information about what might have happened.

They did not want to comment.


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  • firesafetyusfa Jul 19, 2012

    This is a very unfortunate incident. To help keep your loved ones safe, here’s a link with info on how you can protect your family from home fires. http://1.usa.gov/xsBcX6

  • Fuquay Resident Jul 18, 2012

    I heard this on my scanner this morning and heard them call the ambulance shortly after arriving on the scene. Praying for this man's family.