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Anderson man dies while fighting fire at his home

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ANDERSON, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

An Anderson man died while trying to fight a fire at his home Saturday morning.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said 83-year-old Billy Cheek was found unconscious outside his home on Cartee Road by firefighters when they arrived about 5:15 a.m.

McCown said it appears Cheek was trying to get a garden hose to fight the fire when he collapsed. He said an autopsy will likely reveal that Cheek died from a heart attack brought on by the stress.

Cheek's wife also suffered chest pains, but is expected to survive, McCown said.

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