Individual found dead in aftermath of apartment fire identified

Chelsey Fisher

The identity of the victim claimed in a fire just off of Appalachian State’s campus near Bodenheimer Drive was confirmed Thursday, said Dr. Brent Hill, the Watauga Medical Center’s coroner.

The Boone fire department responded to a call around 4 a.m. about a structure on fire at 564 Homespun Hills Road where one victim, 23-year-old Christopher Alan Brubaker, was found dead, according to a press release.

Brubaker was a Boone resident.

Units were advised of a person possibly being trapped inside the building. During the initial search of the structure, after the fire was knocked down, the victim was found.

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Story: JOSHUA FARMER, News Editor