Police release name of man killed in Gilbert garage fire

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 18:29:31-04

Police are releasing the name of the man who died in a fire at his Gilbert home.

Firefighters responded to the area of Pecos and Higley roads around 2 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of a blaze that broke out in a garage.

According to a Gilbert Fire spokesperson, when police officers first arrived at the scene they were able to successfully save a dog from the flames but 39-year-old Jamie Markovich's body was discovered later by firefighters.

The blaze did not extend to the home, officials said. 

Police say the victim did live at the home but no additional information was released. 

It's still unknown how the fire started and an investigation is ongoing.