PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Provo Police Department has identified the man who passed away in the explosion as 87-year-old Paul Schneiter.


Oct 21, 2022 / 07:32 AM MDT

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — One man was killed in the structure fire that occurred in Provo Friday morning.

Captain Sam Armstrong of the Provo Fire Department (PFD) told ABC4 that the second-alarm fire occurred at 6:32 a.m. in an outbuilding attached to a car port at 1602 West 1050 North. Armstrong says that the agency received reports of an explosion that was both heard and felt in the area.

Upon arriving on the scene, police located a man who had died as a result of fire exposure. Armstrong reports that one officer sustained minor hand injuries and was treated and released on scene. The one other occupant of the outbuilding was able to exit the residence safely.

The fire was reportedly extinguished quickly and the damage was contained to the outbuilding.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

This is a developing story and ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.

ORIGINAL STORY: NOW: Crews responding to Provo structure fire

OCTOBER 21, 2022 / 7:32 A.M.

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Crews are reportedly responding to a structure fire in Provo Friday morning.

The blaze is located in the area of 1602 West 1050 North.

ABC4 has reporters en route to this incident and will provide more information as it becomes available.