Fire Claims Life

An elderly resident of Choctaw County, Ala., died Feb. 21 due to a fire at his home.

Johnny Lee Blanks, 80, was home alone, according to authorities.

It appears a portable electric heater was placed too close to the curtains in a rear bedroom and caught fire.

There were no smoke detectors in the house.

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