Victim of Longview fire identified - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Victim of Longview fire identified

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An elderly man died in a house fire on Thursday in the 500 block of Idylwood Drive in Longview.

The body of Emmit Brook was found in a bedroom in the house. Investigators determined the cause of the fire was an overloaded electrical plug in the bedroom wall. Multiple electrical devices, including a space heater, were found plugged into the outlet.

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