Seymour man dies in fire

A Seymour man died in a house fire Thursday afternoon, police report.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said that Stephen Speer, 47, died after a fire erupted at his residence in the Village Green Mobile Home Park off South O'Brien Street.

The cause of the fire, reported at 12:27 p.m., remains under investigation.

A second resident of the home escaped and was being examined for smoke inhalation at Schneck Medical Center, Abbott said.

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