Steven Michael Rhoades, 70, was found dead in a Buckley home after a fire broke out early Monday morning.
According to Buckley Fire Chief Alan Predmore, first responders were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. to the 400 block of Rosewood Drive, just to the west of state Route 410 after crossing the White River Bridge into the city.
The fire, which mostly affected the living area of the home, was brought under control in less than 20 minutes.
Rhoades was publicly identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office the morning of Wednesday, March 13, but are still trying to determine the cause of death.
The Buckley Fire Department was continuing to investigate what may have started the fire as of print deadline on Monday, March 11.