UPDATE: Moses Lake Area Fire Victim Dies - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Moses Lake Area Fire Victim Dies

EPHRATA, Wash. - The Moses Lake man injured Oct. 5 in a Moses Lake-area house fire has died.

Raymond Rallo, 55, died Friday Oct. 7 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane two days after Grant County Dist. #5 firefighters rescued him from a burning home at 4815 Airway Drive NE #133. An autopsy revealed he died from smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no more information is available at this time.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM GRANT COUNTY: Investigators this afternoon are trying to determine the cause of a house fire in Moses Lake which left one man seriously injured.

Around 5:20 a.m. today, a passerby called 9-1-1 after spotting a house fire at the Harvest Manor Mobile Home Park, 4815 Airway Dr NE space #133, just outside the Moses Lake city limits.

Grant County Fire Dist. #5 firefighters arrived quickly, entered the burning home and found an unconscious adult male inside. He was rescued and firefighters and American Medical Response paramedics started CPR and other life-saving measures.

He was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, and then flown by Northwest MedStar to Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The victim's identity is not yet confirmed.

The double-wide manufactured home sustained extensive damage, but firefighters made a quick stop on the fire and were able to save many of the possessions inside the home. A loss value has not yet been established. It is not yet known if the home was insured.

It is too early in the to know what caused the fire, and Fire District 5, the Grant County Fire Marshal's Office and the Grant County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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