One Person Killed In Dedham House Fire [UPDATE]
Officials have released the identity of a man who died after fire swept through a house in Dedham Wednesday morning.
The fire at 12 Privet Road was reported at around 10 a.m. and multiple agencies responded.
Investigators say 76-year-old Jerry Bishop and his wife Phyllis, 77, were awakened mid-morning by smoke detectors. They both escaped the house but Jerry went back inside to look for his dog. His body was located near a door. Officials say he was likely overcome by smoke. The couple's husky dog has not been located. Bishop's body was found in the rubble at about 2:30.
The log cabin house on Privet Road was gutted by the fire and a team of four Fire Marshal investigators are on scene to attempt to determine how the fire started. Mrs. Bishop told officials they had been having some electrical problems the day before.
This is the second fatal fire in a week in which homeowners have died re-entering their burning houses to look for lost pets.
The State Fire Marshal's Office will now work to determine what sparked the blaze.