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NEWS FROM: State Fire Marshal 99-132

Fire Marshal Investigating Manse Blaze

Homeowner Injured, House is Total Loss in Early Morning Fire

The Nevada State Fire Marshal's Office has initiated an investigation into an early morning fire which completely destroyed a home at 4590 Manse Rd in Pahrump.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Anthony Cappucci says the fire began in the central part of the home's kitchen. "There are extenuating circumstances which warrant a full investigation," he said.

The homeowner, John Barry, 43, of Pahrump was asleep on the couch when the blaze broke out. Barry suffered minor burns on his arms and was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas by a neighbor.

Two other men in the home were not injured.

The investigation into the exact cause of the fire is continuing. Damage estimates are not yet available.