—By Bay City News
A man who was killed in a fire at his Richmond apartment last week
has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as
52-year-old Christopher McCann.
The fire was reported at an apartment in the 400 block of South
23rd Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 12.
Firefighters contained the blaze to an area around the home's
front door and quickly extinguished it.
Dental records were used to help identify McCann, who fire
officials said was found just inside the front door of the second-story
Richmond fire Marshal Terry Harris said an investigation into the
cause of the blaze is ongoing, and fire investigators are awaiting a
toxicology report from the coroner's office.
Investigators were interviewing neighbors and other potential
witnesses last week. No neighbors were displaced.
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