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Fatal fire in Bowling Green

Man found dead at the scene on South Main Street identified as Marshall Drake.

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    Artist Clayton Peterson who lives at 127 South Main Street, site of the fire, said he was escorted out of the front of the building around 1:30 in the morning by responders.

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    127 South Main Street, Apartment E, site of a fatal fire in the early hours of April 5, 2013 in Bowling Green.

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127 South Main Street, Apartment E, site of a fatal fire in the early hours of April 5, 2013 in Bowling Green.

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BOWLING GREEN — Police have identified Marshall B. Drake as the man who died today in a fire on South Main Street.

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Artist Clayton Peterson who lives at 127 South Main Street, site of the fire, said he was escorted out of the front of the building around 1:30 in the morning by responders.

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The 52-year-old man was found dead in his bed in a second floor apartment above 127 S. Main after the fire was reported at 1:12 a.m., the Bowling Green Fire Department said.

Paramedics from the Bowling Green Fire Division attempted CPR to revive Mr. Drake, but were unsuccessful.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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