UPDATE: Identity of victim in Telfair St. house fire released

UPDATE: Identity of victim in Telfair St. house fire released
Early Wednesday morning, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house fire near the 100 block of Telfair St. (Source: WBTV graphic)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Early Wednesday morning, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house fire near the 100 block of Telfair St.

Dispatch confirms that call come in around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death of one person, the victim was identified through fingerprints as 54-year-old Michael Phillips from Perkins, Georgia.

The time of death was 5:15 a.m. and the body of the victim was sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy and positive identification.

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