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Victim in fatal Bountiful house fire identified

Posted at 12:20 PM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 18:45:10-04

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Crews responded to a house fire in Bountiful Friday morning that officials are calling "suspicious in nature."

The fire broke out at a home located at the east end of 1800 South.

First responders learned there was a man inside, and a police officer and firefighter were both injured attempting to rescue him. They are both expected to recover.

They were unable to safely get inside the home to rescue the man, and he was later found dead.

The victim was identified a few days later as 61-year-old Scott E. Moore.

Police, fire and medical examiner's office personnel are investigating the fire, but police said there may have been a "hoarder situation" involved.

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