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Man burned in Provo 7-Eleven trash bin fire dies

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Feb 13 2013 08:43 am • Last Updated Feb 13 2013 10:53 pm

An Orem man has died after suffering burns over 80 percent of his body in a trash bin fire.

Kathy Wilets, spokeswoman for University Hospital’s Burn Unit in Salt Lake City, confirmed that 22-year-old Sean Ryan Romero was pronounced dead at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, investigators continued to seek answers to questions about how the fire began, engulfing Romero outside a 7-Eleven store in Provo on Monday afternoon.

Provo police Lt. Matthew Siufanua said witnesses were able to put out the flames with fire extinguishers from the store, but Romero had already been extensively burned by that time.

Provo Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield said it could take several weeks to complete the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Provo Fire Marshal’s Office at 801-852-6339 or the Provo Police Department at 801-852-6210.


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