Gordon fire fatal to one personAn unidentified person was killed in a Friday morning house fire in Gordon.
An unidentified person was killed in a Friday morning house fire in Gordon.
An autopsy confirmed the victim died of smoke inhalation, according to Detective Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m. by a neighbor who noticed the blaze, said a sheriff’s department report. When deputy Cliff Coulthard responded to 13935 E. Barron Drive, Gordon volunteer firefighters were already on the scene.
The residence, described as a trailer with five additions, was fully engulfed in flames, and some of the outer walls were gone. A pick-up truck in an attached garage also was on fire.
The house had a “For Sale” sign out front and the mail box was full of mail, but no one was able to contact the homeowner. According to the report, the property was purchased by Scot Flynn three years ago.
Deputy Brad Hoyt was called in to investigate the cause. While examining the structure, he found the body as well as the carcasses of two dogs. The scene was frozen until Sheriff Tom Dalbec, Anderson and State Fire Marshall Rod Pevytoe arrived. An autopsy was performed Saturday.
The fire remains under investigation.