Andalusia Man Dies in House Fire

A mobile home fire claimed the life of an Andalusia man in south Alabama near the state line with Florida.

Covington County, AL sheriff's investigators identified the victim as 52-year-old James “Stevie'' Johnson.

Authorities said the fire was reported shortly before 7 a.m., and by the time firefighters arrived the residence was fully engulfed in flames.

The Sheriff's Office said a preliminary inquiry determined the blaze may have been started by overturned space heater.

The investigation was turned over to the Alabama state fire marshals.

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