Muncie man dies in early morning fire


MUNCIE, Ind. (WTHR) - A Muncie man died in an early morning fire along State Road 32 on the east side of the city Thursday.

Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell identified 86-year-old Lionel Godfrey as the victim.

Liberty Township firefighters responded to the fire around 4 a.m. east of Delaware County Road 400 East.

Fire crews had to close S.R. 32 past 8 a.m. to fight the fire.

There is no word on a cause or damage estimate from the fire.

Godfrey's autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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