Update: Police ID 76-year-old Kaysville man killed in house fire

A 76-year-old man has died in a Kaysville house fire. Photo: Kaysville Fire Department

KAYSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 76-year-old man killed in a residential fire Friday night in Kaysville.

The deceased is DeRay Taylor, said a Facebook post from Kaysville Fire Department.

“We send our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,” the post said.

At 10:15 p.m., crews from the Kaysville, Layton and Farmington Fire departments were dispatched to the structure fire on 250 North, between 500 and 600 East.

“Upon their arrival, crews found fire venting from nearly all of the windows of a single family home,” a statement from the Kaysville Fire Department said. “An aggressive fire attack was made, but due to the heavy fire conditions, crews could not initially make entry into the home. Additional resources were requested from South Weber Fire and South Davis Metro Fire.”

After the fire was knocked down, a search was made of the residence.

“The sole occupant of the home, a 76-year-old male, was located deceased in the home,” the statement said.

The investigation at the scene has been completed, the Facebook post said. Officials have not released the cause of the blaze.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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