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Johnny Mack Thompson died from injuries sustained in a house fire at his residence in the 1300 block of Baucom Road.

MONROE — Johnny Mack Thompson, a resident of Unionville, died due to injuries from a fire in his house on Thursday (Sept. 30) morning, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, a 911 call was made to the Union County Communications Center. The 911 caller reported seeing flames and smoke inside of a residence located in the 1300 block of Baucom Road in Unionville. The caller also reported seeing vehicles in the driveway and feared the home may be occupied.

The Unionville, Fairview, and Monroe Fire Departments responded to the home and confirmed that there was an active fire within the residence. First Responders also confirmed that a male resident of the home, Johnny Mack Thompson, was still inside. Fire personnel were able to extinguish the blaze and remove Mr. Thompson from the home. Union EMS transported him to a local hospital where he died from injuries sustained during the fire, according to the report.

The ATF and the Union County Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene, along with UCSO detectives and crime scene personnel. An investigation into the cause of the fire was conducted on scene and the fire is believed to be accidental at this point, per the report.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

The Union County Fire Marshal’s Office issued a reminder that everyone should check their smoke detectors and other fire alarm systems to ensure they are in working order. If your home is not equipped with smoke detectors, the Fire Marshal encourages you to purchase and install these lifesaving tools and to also keep extra batteries on hand.