Apartment fire takes life of Augusta man

Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:22 PM
Last updated 8:32 PM
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 An apartment fire Thursday afternoon took the life of an Augusta man, according to a statement from Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen.

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Earnest Tillman, 78, was found unresponsive in his apartment, which caught fire on the 4100 block of Pinnacle Pines Court.

Tillman was pulled from the apartment by family members before being pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 p.m., according to the statement.

Tillman’s body was sent to GBI’s Atlanta Lab for a Friday autopsy, the statement said.

The Richmond County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the blaze, according to the statement.

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itsanotherday1 03/06/14 - 11:12 pm
Godspeed Mr. Tillman. What a

Godspeed Mr. Tillman. What a terrible way to go.

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Truth Matters 03/07/14 - 03:16 am
I could be mistaken but I

I could be mistaken but I thought that street address was in a residential area NEAR an apartment complex. I know someone who once lived on Pinnacle Pines Ct but it was a residence unless there is the same street name in both areas.

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