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Victim of Pinedale house fire identified
James Tipton of Pinedale succumbs in July 10 fire, Tricia Gunderson able to escape
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
July 16, 2019

Thursday, July 10th, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Sublette County Unified Fire, Sublette County EMS and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a structure fire at 121 North Ashley in Pinedale. Upon arrival one occupant was out of the home the other was reported to still be inside. When rescue crews reached the individual through the blaze in the home, he was unfortunately deceased. The victim was unable to be positively identified at that time.

During autopsy the victim was positively identified as James Tipton (67) of Pinedale, Wyoming. The cause of death has not yet been determined by the Sublette County Coroner’s Office and the fire is still currently under investigation.

Tricia Gunderson, who was able to exit the home was taken to the Pinedale Medical clinic from the scene. Miss Gunderson was then life flighted to EIRMAC (Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center) for further treatment. As of today (Monday, July 15, 2019), her condition has been improving and will likely be released from the hospital soon.

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