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Authorities find man dead in Pueblo house after fire

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 19:43:40-05

PUEBLO — UPDATE: Officials in Pueblo have identified the man killed in a house fire near Portland and 17th Street Thursday morning.

Neighbors called for help shortly after 5 a.m., when flames were seen pouring from the house.

When firefighters arrived they found the body of Lance White, 67, inside.

Neighbors said it was a terrifying sight. "Fire coming out of the windows, no one could survive that you know," said Leroy Duran. "If I would have known,I probably would have tried saving him, you know."

Pueblo Police have determined the fire was accidental, caused by an electrical issue in the home. They say there are no signs of foul play.

The Pueblo County Coroner will determine the exact cause of death.

PREVIOUS: One man is dead following a fire that destroyed a home early Thursday morning, according to the Pueblo Fire Department.

The department said they arrived around 5:20 a.m. to the home in the 1700 block of E. 16th St.

The Pueblo Police Department said crews found a man dead in the home.

The cause is still under investigation, but the department said investigators have not found signs of foul play at this time.

PPD said the name of the victim will be released once family is notified.

This is a developing story. Be sure to check back with News5 for updates.