UPDATE 3/2/2023 1:39 p.m.: The Russell County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the individual who died in a house fire early this morning.

The victim is identified as 66-year-old Carl O Lewis, according to Coroner Sumbry.

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) — A Phenix City house fire early Thursday morning claimed the life of a man, according to Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr.

The house fire at 840 16th Ave. happened around 1:20 a.m. on March 2.

A man in his sixties was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:31 a.m. His identity has yet to be released.

The victim’s body will be taken to the Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery for an autopsy.

There is no word on other reported injuries at this time.

WRBL News 3 will update this article with new details as they become available.