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Muskogee man dies in house fire

Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-09 18:27:20-05

The Muskogee Now is reporting that a man has died after he was found inside a home that was purposely set on fire in Muskogee Friday.

Muskogee Police officials said the body of Gary Lemonie, 65, was found burned inside a home in the 1100 block of Maple Street.

Police believe the fire may have been caused by arson, but that is still under investigation officials said.

Officials said a neighbor helped other victims out of the home through a window.

According to neighbors, Lemonie was a former gym teacher at Tony Goetz Elementary School, officials said.

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