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Man dies in Rock Springs house fire

May 2, 2019

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has died following a fire at a Rock Springs residence.

KTWO-AM reports that the Rock Springs Police Department says Charles Berti died from injuries sustained in the fire that happened about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Two police officers attempted to rescue Berti, who was the building’s lone occupant, and were treated for smoke inhalation.

The Rock Springs Fire Department ultimately rescued Berti and transported him to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.

Officials say smoke detectors in the residence were not properly functioning at the time of the fire.

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Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/