Man killed following house fire in Lee County

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Authorities in Lee County say a man was killed following a house fire early Friday morning in Salem. 

Officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say they received a 911 at 1:26 Friday morning of a house fire in the 100 block of Lee Road 750, in Salem.

Upon arrival by Salem Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Lee County Deputies, they found a residence well involved.

Authorities say once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found 66-year-old Woodrow Turner, in a back bedroom of his residence. Turner lived alone.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced Turner dead at the scene.

Authorities say foul play is not suspected at this time. It is believed that Turner died from smoke and heat inhalation before the fire reached the bedroom he was found in.

His body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

The case remains under investigation by the Lee County Coroner, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, State Fire Marshall’s office and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences

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