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Man who died in American Canyon house fire identified

Man who died in American Canyon house fire identified

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Authorities have identified the man who died Friday night after a house fire in American Canyon.

Steven Craig Schmidt, 69, was found dead at the home in the 100 block of Wilson Way, according to Henry Wofford, spokesperson for the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

The blaze was reported to the American Canyon Fire Protection District at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, and flames had breached the house’s roof when firefighters arrived at the scene, according to the department. After battling the flames for several hours, firefighters were able to enter the house, where Schmidt’s body was found.

Investigators were still looking for the cause of the fire as of Saturday.

 

With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it's even more important to help ensure you are prepared in the event of a home fire.

 

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