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Man dies in Durham house fire

Posted April 4, 2011 7:52 a.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2011 12:41 p.m. EDT

— A man died in a Durham house fire Sunday evening, according to fire officials.

Someone driving by saw smoke coming from 2126 Charles St. at about 5:10 p.m. and called 911.

Firefighters found Earl Massey, 67, dead inside the home, authorities said.

Authorities said the fire started on a futon in a bedroom, and they said they believe smoking materials ignited the blaze.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross was providing assistance to a woman displaced by the fire, authorities said.