COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One man has died following a house fire on Bunker Hill Road in Columbus on Monday night.
Officials say the victim, identified by the Muscogee County Coroner's Office as Lt. Col. (Ret). Thomas J. O'Brien, 87, died from smoke inhalation.
Another man was inside the building during the fire. He was taken in for medical treatment, and his condition is unknown.
Chief Lang with the Columbus Fire Department says the cause of the fire was food left on the stove. The estimated cost of damage to the home is $150,000.