94-year-old man dies after a house fire, police are investigating


Decatur - An investigation is underway for the death of a 94-year-old man.


Autopsy results revealed the cause of death was carbon monoxide intoxication, due to inhalation of smoke and soot during the fire. The coroner also said, thermal burns were a significant contributing factor. 

The Macon County Coroner says, 94-year-old Herman Melhorn died on Saturday.


Long Creek firefighters and Macon County deputies responded to a house fire in the 4000 block of Fitzgerald Road in Decatur.


The case is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal and the Macon county sheriff's department. An inquest is pending.

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