FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth

DATE: October 4, 2020                                                               PHONE: 760-839-4444




On 10-04-20 at approximately 11:21 a.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Waverly Pl.  Police and Fire units were dispatched to the scene.  When the first police officer arrived on scene, they reported heavy smoke and visible flames coming from the residence.  Fire personnel entered the structure to extinguish the fire and discovered an unresponsive adult male subject inside the residence.  The male was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he later died.

Both the cause of the fire and the cause of death are currently under investigation.  Police and Fire investigators are working jointly on the investigation.  The decedent’s name is being withheld pending notification to the family.

Anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to call the police department or the anonymous number listed below.

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