Deputy State Fire Marshall David Schipper says a deadly fire at a Greenville house earlier this week was accidental. The fire reportedly started on the west side of a double-attached wood-frame garage. The most likely cause is a malfunctioning propane heater.
The fire claimed the life of 60-year old Tim Mills. Autopsy results show he died of smoke inhalation. The house and two garages were declared a total loss. Damage could be in excess of $200,000.