Victim identified in Beaufort Co. fire - WNCT

Victim identified in Beaufort Co. fire

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WASHINGTON, N.C. -
Deputies have identified the man they found after putting out a brush fire in Beaufort County.

It happened Wednesday evening on Dan Taylor Road in Washington.
    
The call came in around 6 o'clock and several agencies responded.

Major Kenneth Watson from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they think that 88-year-old Richard Ballzer was trying to manage a controlled burn at the time.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate that Balzer died of medical complications before the fire got out of control. Foul play is not expected.

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