FORT THOMAS, Ky. – An 80-year-old man lost his life when his house burned to the ground overnight Sunday.
Fort Thomas firefighters confirmed the death of Alvin Bringman, 80, Sunday afternoon after they spent the early part of the day combing through the rubble at a residence at 74 Tower Hill Road.
Fire crews received a call from neighbors about 2:30 a.m. about the residential structure fire after they woke up to the sound of large explosion. They then saw flames shooting from the top of the house, the told fire crews at the scene.
Residents of the street that connects North Fort Thomas Avenue to Mary Ingles Highway said Bringman lived alone in his home for about 30 years. An official with the Fort Thomas Fire Department was unsure if the man was the homeowner.
Information on the official cause of death wasn't released.
The fire remains under investigation.
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