Bodies found in Denver construction site fire identified

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DENVER — The two people who were killed in the three-alarm fire in Denver’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood on March 7 have been identified.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said 29-year-old Roberto Flores-Prieto and 37-year-old Dustin Peterson were killed when the fire broke out just after noon at 1833 Emerson St.

Flores-Prieto was a construction worker who was on the third floor when co-workers last saw him, his family said.

The coroner’s office completed autopsies on both victims and said the cause of the deaths is pending investigation.

The investigation into the deadly fire continues and crews are continuing to clean up the damage.

The fire damaged dozens of nearby apartments and offices that have been fenced off and marked as unsafe. Some haven’t been able to return home.

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