Man dies in Seneca house fire, coroner says

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SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) — Local and state authorities have been investigating a deadly house fire in Seneca.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said an unoccupied residence on Lonsdale Street caught fire Tuesday. After the fire was extinguished, a man was found dead inside.

Addis said an autopsy showed Seth Jacob Gaunt, 27, of Seneca, died from smoke and soot inhalation and burns.

Gaunt was known to stay at the home, according to Addis. His death was ruled an accident.

The coroner’s office, Oconee County deputies and fire investigators, Seneca Fire Department and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division will continue to investigate the fire. 

Check back for updates on this developing story. 

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