Marion County man killed in home fire

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire at a Marion County home that killed a man early Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office responded to a fire Saturday night around midnight in the 2000 block of Friendly Court in Marion County and found the body of John Wallace Johnson, 53, according to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson.

Investigators will perform an autopsy of Johnson Monday morning in Charleston to determine the cause of death, said Richardson.

According to Richardson, Johnson was alone in the house and there is no apparent arson or foul play involved at this time. The investigation in the cause of the fire is now being conducted by SLED and the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

WMBF News will bring you the latest details as they become available.

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