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Victim Identified In McGavock Pike House Fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 52-year-old man who was killed in a house fire near Inglewood on Monday morning has been identified.

Alexander Ray along with his wife, adult stepson, and three step-grandchildren were inside the home when the fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. on McGavock Pike near Glenmeade Drive. 

Fire officials found Ray's body in the basement where he reportedly slept. No one else was hurt.

The home suffered smoke and fire damage, but was not a total loss. The cause of the fire was under investigation, but was not believed to be suspicious.

"There are a lot of fire investigators here on the scene—not because the fire looks suspicious at this time. Just because it's such a serious incident where somebody has died in the fire," said Nashville Fire Deputy Chief Kim Lawson. "Fire investigators are here to try determine where exactly the fire started, and why it started."

Officials said the home had working smoke alarms on the main floors of the home, but there did not appear to be one in the basement. A family cat also perished in the fire.

The Red Cross responded to help assist the family.

Officials said this is the second person to die in a fire this year in Nashville.

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