Man dies in downtown Augusta fire

41-year old Richard Graven of Columbia County was killed Wednesday night when an abandoned 2-story building caught fire in the 900 block of Walker Street.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 10:40.

It's believed Graven was living in the building.

He was found on the 2nd floor and may have been overcome by smoke.

Investigators say there's no evidence of arson.


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