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Elderly couple in hospice care dies after house fire in Sunset

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 21:26:08-05

SUNSET, Utah -- An elderly couple in hospice care died Friday after a house fire in Sunset.

John and Nada Nicholas. Images courtesy Nicholas family.

John and Nada Nicholas. Images courtesy Nicholas family.

Family members have identified the deceased as John and Nada Nicholas, both of whom are in their 90s.

The fire at 146 West and 1900 North was reported around 1:30 p.m. when a neighbor saw the smoke and called 911.

Crews at the scene tell Fox 13 News the couple is in hospice care and was unable to get out of the home on their own. The couple has people who regularly check on them and assist them, but the fire broke out at a time when the couple was home alone.

Neighbors tell Fox 13 John and Nada have lived in the home for decades, and they are well-known in the community.

It was not immediately clear how the fire began.

John and Nada Nicholas. Images courtesy Nicholas family.

John and Nada Nicholas. Images courtesy Nicholas family.