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Coroner Fisher identities man who died in Howitzer Circle house fire Saturday night

Lexington, SC 09/05/2023 (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the man who died in a house fire shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023. The single-family structure fire happened in the 100 block of Howitzer Circle between South Congaree and Edmund off Princeton Road.

According to Coroner Fisher, Victor Emerson Jones’ body was found at the scene after the fire started and units from the Lexington County Fire Service were in the process of putting it out. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 10:30 a.m. at MUSC in Charleston.

The incident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, which is standard operating procedure, and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office.


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