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| Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006

State police fire marshals remained at the scene of a fatal fire early today in Dawson.

Officials at the scene reported one person died when a modular home caught fire at around 3:16 a.m.

Name of the victim was not released by press time today.

Fayette County Deputy Coroner Roger Victor had been called to scene.

Capt. Billy Colbert Jr. of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department confirmed the fatality. He could give no additional information.

Colbert said, as of presstime, it appeared the victim was the only person in the home at the time of the blaze.

Fire departments from Dawson, Everson, DL&V and Scottdale fought the structure fire in the home, located at 409 River Road. The home is located at the intersection of Galley Street and River Road.

It took firefighters more than 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

"The fire was fully involved when we arrived," said Lt. Tommy Begonia Jr., of the Dawson fire company.

"It was a pretty difficult fire," Colbert said.

There were no reports of injuries to any firefighters.

State police fire marshals were called to the scene at around 5:30 a.m. They were expected to be there most of the morning looking for the cause.

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