A 52-year-old Salt Lake man is dead of burns suffered in what officials are calling a suspicious fire Friday evening.
The man's severely burned body was discovered at his home at 1722 S. 1000 East when his wife returned from work about 5 p.m., said Lt. Roy Wasden of the Salt Lake City Police Department.Though the area around the body had been burned, emergency crews found no fire when they arrived. The body was located near a large fish tank.
"The heat from the fire ruptured the aquarium, and the water from the aquarium put out the fire," said Wasden.
Homicide detectives and arson investigators were called to the scene to begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The body was taken by the state medical examiner's office, which will perform an autopsy.