Man, 90, found dead after Poulsbo, Wash., fire

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials say a 90-year-old man died Thursday in a fire at his Poulsbo, Wash., home despite the efforts of neighbors who tried to rescue him.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://is.gd/LLThRj ) that two 19-year-old neighbors, Ben Johnson and Will Clay, say they located the man in the kitchen but were unable to reach him because of the flames.

They used a garden hose to try to suppress the fire until firefighters arrived.

Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson says the man's 58-year-old son last saw his father when he left for work Thursday morning. She says the elderly man also had a caregiver, who was not there when the fire broke out.

The victim's name was not immediately released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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