1 dead in early-morning Decatur house fire

DECATUR - Authorities say one person has died in a house fire on Decatur's east side during the early-morning hours of December 24.

Decatur police say at about 1:08 a.m., the Decatur Fire Department responded to a report of a house being on fire in the 2400 block of East Main Street.  While attempting to put out the fire, firefighters entered the home and found William Henderson, 69.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day says Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene.  Decatur police detectives are investigating the fire and death with the Decatur Fire Department.  Day says an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

We will provide more updates as they become available.
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