Man dies in early-morning Spartanburg Co. house fire

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INMAN, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was killed early Sunday morning during a house fire in Inman.

Dispatch officials said firefighters responded at about 4:30 a.m. to the home along Highway 11.

After firefighters battled the fire, the Spartanburg County Coroner’s office said the body of James Robert Mattison, Jr., 47, was found inside of the home.

Neighbor Wanda Giles said the whole community felt the loss of Mattison.

“It just seems like when these kind of things happen, you know, either that person or someone connected to that person,” Giles said.

Mattison’s family did not want to go on camera but said he was deeply loved.

The New Prospect Fire Chief said the home was destroyed.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said it appears that the fire started in the kitchen in the back of the home. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Deputies said it does not appear that the fire was intentionally set.

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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