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Man Dies from East University Street Fire

A Springfield man has died from his injuries related to a fire just before the end of 2020.

Springfield Fire officials say that Larry Woodcock, 66, was found inside a burning apartment in the 2800 block of East University Street on December 29. Fire crews were called to that location just after 6 a.m. and found the apartment in flames.

Woodcock died of his injuries on Wednesday, December 30.

Fire investigators say Woodcock was the fourth residential fire fatality for the year, and the seventh fire fatality overall.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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