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Man Identified in Colonial Heights House Fire

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) - Colonial Heights Fire and EMS have identified the man who died in a house fire Friday morning.

The victim was identified as 67-year-old Robert Stewart Emory.

Police arrived on the scene at 5:42 a.m. Friday and had heavy smoke showing from a duplex residence forced entry into the home. Officers forced open the front door and immediately found the man dead just inside the front door.

The fire was under control about 15 minutes after arriving on scene.  The victim's residence suffered major damage to the front room and heat and smoke damage throughout.  The adjacent duplex suffered only minor smoke damage. 

According to neighbors, the victim is an older gentleman who lived by himself.

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