Man killed in Augusta apartment fire

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - An Augusta man is dead after an apartment fire Thursday afternoon.

Augusta Fire Department and Gold Cross EMS responded to the 4100 block of Pinnacle Pines Court in reference to a fire and unresponsive subject, according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

Earnest Tillman, 78, was found unresponsive in the back of his apartment, and pulled out by family.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 p.m.

Tillman's body will be sent to the GBI - Atlanta Lab for an autopsy, scheduled for Friday.

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