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Police say death in Beck Street apartment fire appears to be accidental, release name of victim

Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 22:20:55-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Police and fire investigators are trying to determine how a man died Sunday morning.

Crews were called to reports of a fire at the apartments located at 1729 North Beck Street around 8:30 a.m.

There was no obvious fire when firefighters arrived, but they did locate the man who appeared to have been burned.

Originally, the case was being investigated as a ‘suspicious death,’ but just before noon, Salt Lake Police tweeted it appears to be an accidental fire.

They identified the victim as 51-year-old Jim Kavoukas, but his daughter tells Fox 13 he was 56.