Victim identified in Dothan house fire

Published: Dec. 23, 2019 at 7:21 AM CST
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The Dothan Communications Center received the 911 call around 10:40 pm Sunday night.

The house on Fencepost Lane was already engulfed in flames when first responders arrived.

After the fire was knocked down firefighters found the body of a man inside the home. The victim has been identified as Nathaniel Allen Newsome. Newsome was 62 years old.

Investigators with the Dothan Fire Department are on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.

Dothan Fire Chief, Larry Williams, said "This is a tragedy for this family, the neighborhood and our City. After this tragedy in the holiday season, I urge all of our citizens to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their home as well as a home evacuation plan."

Fire Chief Williams concluded, “The family and friends of the victim will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at the Dothan Fire Department”.

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