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Coroner: Victim found during apartment fire died from stab wound

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Crews respond to fatal fire in Greenville (FOX Carolina/ 4/27/18) Crews respond to fatal fire in Greenville (FOX Carolina/ 4/27/18)
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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The coroner said a man was found dead during an apartment fire Friday night. 

His office said he responded to an address on the 2600 block of Duncan Chapel Road.

Officials with Duncan Chapel Fire Department said they also responded. Fire crews said they were on scene at Court Ridge Apartments along Duncan Chapel Road, across the street from Montague Road.

Greenville County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

Russell Watson, Fire Chief with Duncan Chapel Fire Department, told FOX Carolina they got the call at 6:48 p.m.

Watson said it was a room and contents fire in the rear of the apartment complex. He said crews were able to get the blaze under control within 5 to 10 minutes, and will remain on scene for some time Friday night.

Greenville County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis told FOX Carolina his office received a call from EMS after they arrived.

The coroner said the victim's cause of death was a stab wound to the chest. 

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Kenneth Dale Capps. 

His manner of death has not yet been determined. 

The case is under investigation by the coroner's office and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. 

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