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Authorities ID 91-year-old man who died in Fountain Valley fire

A 91-year-old man, identified Thursday as Joseph Duras, died in a residential fire Tuesday in the 18000 block of Plumosa Street in Fountain Valley, police said.
(Daily Pilot)

Authorities have identified the 91-year-old man who died in a fire at his residence in Fountain Valley as Joseph Duras.

Fountain Valley police and fire personnel were dispatched to the home in the 18000 block of Plumosa Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday after a resident who was home at the time called to report the blaze, authorities said.

For the record:
10:30 AM, Jun. 12, 2019 This article originally reported that the fire occurred Monday. It actually was Tuesday.

After extinguishing the flames, firefighters discovered that a man — Duras, according to the Orange County coroner’s office — had died, police said. The coroner estimated his time of death as 7:10 p.m.

The fire appeared to be an accident, according to police. However, the investigation was continuing Thursday.


Another resident — a woman police previously identified as Duras’ wife — was not injured in the fire.

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This article was originally published at 9:30 a.m. June 12 and was later updated with additional information.​​​​​​​