San Luis Obispo County

Man killed in Arroyo Grande house fire, identity released

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - One man is dead after a fire ripped through a home in Nipomo Sunday morning.

At around 7:30 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department responded to a home at 1885 Pomeroy Ave.

Crews received reports about a possible victim trapped inside the home.

Firefighters found a fire on the second story of the two story home. Firefighters attacked the interior of the home and were able to contain the fire to the second story.

Crews searched the home and found the body of a deceased man.

The sheriff's coroner's office identified the man as Thomas Edward Gingell, 61, of Arroyo Grande.

The cause of the fire and the cause of the person's death is under investigation.

An autopsy is planned for this week to determine the manner of death.


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