1 killed in fire inside concrete drainage enclosure in northwest Fresno

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
1 killed in fire inside concrete drainage enclosure in northwest Fresno
An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a fire in Fresno County on Monday.

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a fire in Fresno County on Monday.

The fire happened around 2 pm in the area of Norwich and Sante Fe avenues, near the railroad track.

Fresno Fire officials say witnesses in the area heard the man screaming inside a nearby concrete drainage enclosure.

After discovering the fire, bystanders tried to pull out the man, later identified as 59-year-old Eric Bennett, but the flames were too intense.

Officials say they believe Bennett was using the concrete enclosure as a temporary shelter.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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