Man dies in house fire

By Gary Brode |

Published 01/15 2014 10:33AM

Updated 01/15 2014 10:36AM

FARMER CITY -- A man is dead after his home burned to the ground. The fire happened Tuesday afternoon in the 700-block of East High Street.

33-year old Justin West was pronounced dead at his home about 4:30 pm. The cause of the fire is not known. No one else was hurt.

West's death comes as a shock to neighbors who are having trouble coping with the loss. One person said West was more than a good neighbor, he was a good person.

An autopsy will be performed Wednesday. The death is being investigated by the coroner, police and state fire marshal.

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