TABIONA, Duchesne County — A Duchesne County man died Thursday in a house fire, authorities said.Comment on this story
Just before 8 a.m., a passing driver saw smoke and flames coming from the house of Rickey Evin Wilberg, 66, at 3789 N. 38200 West in Tabiona, Duchesne County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Monty Nay said in a news release.
"As Tabiona firefighters began trying to put out the fire at the front of the house, Nay said he tried to enter the house through a back door in an effort to find Wilberg. Thick smoke, however, prevented him from making it into the house," according to the release.
Wilberg died in the fire, officials said.
Tabiona, Duchesne and Fruitland fire departments battled the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office.