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Borger man found deceased at scene of fire

July 5, 2012

Kenneth Herin, 73, was found deceased Sunday at this residence in the 400 block of Harvey. Borger Fire Department officials responded to a fire call at the residence, and the fire was already extinguished. PHOTO BY DON RICE

Borger resident Kenneth Herin, 73, was found deceased Sunday after a small fire inside a one-bedroom apartment on Harvey Street.
On Sunday, the Borger Fire Department was dispatched at 1:17 p.m. to the 400 block of Harvey.
Upon arrival, the fire was already extinguished.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the State Fire Marshal has been assisting with the investigation. The autopsy and evidence shows the cause of death was the result of Herin smoking while on oxygen. Herin was pronounced dead on July 1, 2012, by the Justice of the Peace.

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