Coroner: Long Beach man's death an accident

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - An elderly Long Beach man died of smoke inhalation Monday night after his home caught on fire.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the death of 74-year-old Merle Savage has been ruled accidental.

Around 9:30 Monday night, while fighting the flames flowing out of a house on Ferguson Avenue, firefighters discovered Savage's body in one of the bedrooms.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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