Appling man dies in early morning fire

A hot burner being used to heat the home caught other items on fire, igniting the fatal blaze. SPECIAL

An Appling man was killed early Tuesday in a fire started by a hot plate to heat up his home.

Charles Dorsey, 57, was found inside his house at 5507 Leopard Lane, according to a news release from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office.

Officials said the investigation revealed that a portable double burner hot plate Dorsey was using ignited flammable materials.

The fire was reported around 7:53 a.m. The fatality is Georgia’s first reported fire death for 2018, the news release said.



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