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HIDEBRAN, N.C. -- Burke County officials said a man died after fire at a motel Friday morning.

A fire broke out at Lowman's motel on U.S. Highway 70 in Hildebran around 7 a.m.

Firefighters pulled a 53-year-old man from a room at the motel. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Fire officials say smoking material caused the fire.

Smoke detectors were working.

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