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Corrections officer killed in fire

Posted November 3, 2009 2:33 p.m. EST

— A corrections officer at Caledonia Correctional Institution was killed early Monday in a mobile home fire, authorities said.

William Jerome Person, 32, was the only person in the home between Halifax and Weldon when the fire started about 3 a.m. Monday, authorities said. His body was found in a bedroom in the home.

Authorities said a kerosene heater might have sparked the fire.