Authorities have identified a man killed in a house fire in Sunnyside on Tuesday as 64-year-old Genero Chavez. Firefighters were called to the fire in the 3500 block of Sunnyside Mabton Road before 12:00 p.m. Tuesday where they found a manufactured home on engulfed in flames. Firefighters had to battle flames and a 20 mph wind. One person made it out of the fire uninjured but the Chavez died of smoke inhalation. He was found in the living room of the home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.