- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an 83-year-old man was found dead after his home caught fire in Columbus.

Firefighters responded to the single-family home at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, where they quickly extinguished the blaze. The man was found dead inside the home.

It’s not immediately known what caused the fire, which is under investigation. Other details were not available.

The Columbus Division of Fire said volunteers and firefighters plan to canvass the neighborhood on Saturday to promote fire safety awareness and check and install free smoke detectors.

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