Firefighters find body in WVC apartment after putting out flames

Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-14 20:14:44-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Firefighters discovered a male dead in an apartment after extinguishing a fire in the residence Saturday morning.

At approximately 9:53 a.m., West Valley City firefighters responded to 3060 W. Lancer Way on a report of a structure fire. When they arrived on scene, there was smoke coming from the windows and doors of the apartment, said Battalion Chief Jeff Fox.

After putting out a blaze in the living room, firefighters searched the apartment for any people and found a male dead behind a couch in the living area.

Preliminary reports show the male died from smoke inhalation, Fox said.

The male's death and the fire are still under investigation.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.