An elderly man killed in a house fire in Wingate in Dorchester County Wednesday afternoon has now been identified.
Firemen say the blaze broke out on Wingate Bishops Head Road around 4 p.m.; arriving units found 89 year-old Ralph Mills in the kitchen; he was rushed to Dorchester General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The Medical Examiner determined that Mills died from severe smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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