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      Backyard fire claims the life of Gaston man

      Backyard fire claims the life of Gaston man
      COLUMBIA (WACH) - The Lexington County Coroner??s Office and the Lexington County Fire Department are investigating a fire which claimed the life of one individual.

      Stephen Brewer, age 51, of Gaston, and his father were burning trash on the back of their property on Saturday when the fire began blazing out of control. While firefighters were extinguishing the blaze, they discovered the body of Mr. Brewer, who was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:45PM. An autopsy indicated that Mr. Brewer suffered respiratory failure, heat inhalation and thermal injury due to the fire.

      The fire remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner??s Office and the Lexington County Fire Department.