Ala. man dies at Augusta burn center

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Phenix City, Ala., man pulled from a June 13 fire in Columbus has died from his burns in an Augusta hospital.

Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said Tuesday that 40-year-old Raymond Bankston was pronounced dead at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center.

Terry Herring, battalion chief with Columbus Fire and EMS, said the apartment's owners had gone to a store and Bankston was inside resting when the fire occurred.

Two firefighters entered the apartment and found Bankston, who was pulled from the flames.



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