Residential fire in Lewiston leaves one dead, authorities say
LEWISTON, Utah — A residential fire in Lewiston claimed the life of one man Sunday morning.
According to a press release, Lewiston and Smithfield fire crews responded to the blaze at around 8:45 a.m. Along with this, deputies from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office were providing traffic control.
Witnesses report seeing flames fulling engulfing the home with smoke and flames coming from the roof and windows, according to the press release.
While fighting the residential fire, officials were told that one resident of the house had not been seen exiting, nor was he accounted for. He was last seen in the home the night before, according to the press release.
Firefighters were able to enter the home, after some time. From here, they confirmed 89-year-old Joe C. Nunez was deceased inside.
The press release states, though an investigation is ongoing, the fire is believed to be accidental.
Members of the Cache County Victim’s Advocates are providing assistance to the family.
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