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Grayson man dies in fire

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

WHITETOP — A Whitetop man died after a fire broke out in his home early Wednesday morning.

Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said Herman Dean Rupard, 70, of 15971 Highlands Parkway, was found deceased in his home after neighbors spotted flames underneath his mobile home.

Vaughan said the power went off in the Whitetop community about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, and Rupard had apparently retrieved a kerosene heater to warm his home.


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