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Man dies in Higbee garage fire

An investigation is underway into a deadly fire in Higbee. The fire happened in a garage on on Burton Street at around 7 p.m. Thursday.

The victim is 55-year-old Michael Farmer of rural Moberly.

61-year-old Mike Coulston was injured in the fire and was life-flighted to a Columbia hospital where he’s listed in good condition.

Witnesses at the scene said the men were working on a gas tank when the fire started.

Damage estimates are unknown as of Friday afternoon.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s office is assisting the fire marshal’s office in the investigation.

Stay with ABC 17 News for the latest updates on this developing story.

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