Elderly man dies in Richfield house fire, wife taken to hospital.

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RICHFIELD, Utah (ABC4 News) – An elderly man has died, and his wife taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in the couples home in Richfield early Saturday morning. 

Richfield City Fire Department, Sevier County Sheriff Deputies, and Sevier County Emergency Medical Technicians were dispatched to the home of Owen Kay and Linda Reynolds located at 2330 East and 1700 north at 4 a.m. 

Linda Reynolds, 61, said she was awakened by the sound of her husband yelling for her to get a fire extinguisher. She grabbed a fire extinguisher from the kitchen and ran to her husband’s bedroom but when she pulled the pin and depressed the lever, nothing happened. After attempting to get into the bedroom to get her husband but was unable to because of the heat, smoke and visibility, she ran to her phone and dialed 911.

When firefighters arrived, they had to fight active flames before they could get to the bedroom and locate Owen Reynolds and bring him out.

The man was taken to Sevier Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No foul play is suspected. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, and the Utah fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause. The medical examiner was called to investigate the cause of death and an autopsy will be performed.

The Red Cross will be responding to help Linda Reynolds as the house is not habitable. 

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