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House fire claims Omak man’s life

Dog chained on front porch also perishes in blaze

Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling investigates the scene of an early morning fire on Monday. We will have information on the North Ash Street fire today.

Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling investigates the scene of an early morning fire on Monday. We will have information on the North Ash Street fire today.

OMAK – One person has died in an early morning apartment fire Monday, May 23, at 101 N. Ash St.

Ricky Young, 58, a tenant at the apartment, was found dead in his ground floor apartment, said Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez.

Omak Fire Department crews were called to the fire at 4:06 a.m. Monday and found the front of the building fully involved in flames.

When firefighters arrived, they assisted residents who were exiting and rescued two from a roof on the back of the building.

We are working on a complete story for our Wednesday, May 25 edition of The Chronicle.

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