The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a residential structure fire in Vanderhoof on April 23, 2016.
He is Donald Pippy, aged 51, of Vanderhoof.
Shortly before 5 a.m. on April 23, 2016, neighbours of Mr. Pippy phoned 911 to report that his residence on Smedley Drive was on fire. The fire department responded, and after extinguishing the fire, found Mr. Pippy, deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Pippy has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.