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ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – An early morning house fire claimed the life of an Etowah County man Saturday, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
Brian Steven Geary, 53, died Saturday morning after a failed attempt to escape from his home located at 520 Benson Drive, Gadsden. Geary was able to successfully help his wife seek safety before he passed away. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
According to Sheriff Entrekin, Geary’s body will be sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, but no foul play is expected at this time. An investigation is ongoing to find the cause of the fire.