One man killed in Orofino house fire

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OROFINO, Idaho — One man was killed in a house fire in Orofino on Saturday.

Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office deputies, EMS and the Orofino Fire Department responded to a structure fire at #5 Chinook Lane in the Hidden Village area at around 1:40 p.m.

Witnesses reported the house was fully engulfed with one occupant inside. Orofino Fire were able to contain the fire. However, the occupant inside the home died from smoke inhalation.

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the occupant as 60-year-old Robert M. Mason.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.