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Clinton man dies in apartment fire

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Posted: Feb 5, 2013 9:07 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 10:50 AM
Source: AP

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CLINTON - Investigators identified a wheelchair-bound man who died this morning in a Clinton apartment which caught fire.

The Clinton Fire Department said 47-year-old Christian Phillips died in the fire at the Clinton Manor Apartments today.

Firefighters received the call around 7:18 a.m. and were on scene five minutes later. They said the fire was mostly smoke, and was extinguished quickly.

Investigators said the apartments have a good safety record and Phillips' unit had a working smoke alarm. His body was taken to the coroner for examination.

News 2's Mike Steele will have more on this fire tonight

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