Man found dead following Summit County house fire

A house fire in Summit County, Colo. killed one man.

A house fire in Summit County, Colo. killed one man.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — One man died in a house fire in Summit County Tuesday.

Russell Kent Sigler, an employee of Summit County Ambulance Service for 16 years, was found dead in his home after firefighters extinguished the fire.

“Our condolences go out to Siggy’s family and friends, he will be missed,” says ambulance service director Marc Burdick.

The fire started at about 4:10 p.m. along Colorado Highway 9 midway between Breckenridge and Frisco.

The exact cause of Sigler’s death is under investigation.

Investigators spent much of the day Wednesday looking for clues as to what may have happened prior to the fire. An exact cause has not been determined, but they have not ruled out an electrical issue in the home.

They did not find working smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in the home. “

“Working smoke detectors are critical in order to provide early notification to occupants allowing them time to exit a home during a fire,” says Red White and Blue Fire Chief Jim Keating. His agency responded to the fire.