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3 people killed in house fire in Millard County

Posted at 8:19 PM, Apr 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 00:29:09-04

DELTA, Utah — Three people died Saturday in a house fire in central Utah.

The fire broke out at a house in Delta, in the area of 50 West and 300 South.

The Millard County Sheriff's Office said there were a total of five people in the home when the fire started in Delta near 50 West and 300 South. Three were killed, and the other two — and a pet dog — survived with minor injuries.

The deceased victims were later identified as 53-year-old Ronald Smith, 62-year-old Patty Warren and 76-year-old Michael Smith Sr.

As of Monday, the causes of their deaths were still under review by the Medical Examiner's Office, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

The Millard County Chronicle Progress reported that an explosion occurred at the home before the fire, around 4:45 p.m. Neighbors told FOX 13 News there were also several explosions during the blaze.

This story will be updated as further information is released.