FD: Man killed in Mesa assisted living home fire

MESA, AZ - Authorities have identified a man who died in a fire at an assisted living facility in Mesa Wednesday night.

The fire started around 7:30 p.m. near Brown Road and Center Street.

Mesa firefighters told ABC15 that when they arrived on scene they found a 71-year-old man deceased inside his apartment. He was identified by police Thursday morning as Keith J. Thomas.

Fire officials said they were able to quickly extinguish the blaze which was isolated to the kitchen in Thomas's unit.

The cause of the fire and the cause of death are still under investigation.

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