A man killed early Saturday morning in a central valley kitchen fire has been identified.
He was 28-year-old Shaun Vega Jr. of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said Sunday.
Las Vegas firefighters received a report of smoke about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at an apartment at 3333 N. Michael Way, near North Rancho Drive.
Firefighters found Vega unresponsive inside the second-story apartment’s door. He was pronounced dead at University Medical Center. The Las Vegas Fire Department said a flash fire likely started while the man was cooking, causing the burns to his face and hands.
Cause and manner of death are still pending at the coroner’s office.
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