Update: Man found dead in Kootenai County trailer fire identified

  • Source: Coeur d'Alene Press
  • Published: 11/07/2019 09:30 AM

The name of a 53-year-old man deputies said died as a result of a house fire in northern Kootenai County was released by the sheriff’s office. Rodney A. Bitterman died in the Monday fire at a residence about a mile north of Garwood. The fire was reported at about 7 a.m. when a neighbor reported flames and smoke at a mobile home in the 19000 block of Well Road, south of Ohio Match Road. At that time, Lt. Ryan Higgins of the sheriff’s office said, “it was unknown if the occupants were out of the residence.” Deputies and firefighters arrived to a trailer that was fully engulfed, Higgins said. When firefighters knocked down the flames and searched the residence, they found a man whom deputies said died as a result of the fire.


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