UPDATE: Sunrise Tower Fire Victim Identified

By Tom McClanahan | tmcclanahan@wtwo.com

Published 02/27 2014 01:07PM

Updated 02/27 2014 11:52PM


We now know the name of the victim who died in the fire at Sunrise Tower in Sullivan Thursday.

Officials say the victim is 72-year-old Bruce Thompson. He lived in the room where the fire started.

His cause of death is reportedly smoke inhalation.


Fire damaged a high-rise apartment complex in Sullivan Thursday afternoon.

The fire happened at Sunrise Tower just after 12:30 p.m.

The fire started in a fifth floor apartment. Smoke was seen coming from the building.

Residents were evacuated to the Sullivan High School gym and the Central school gym a few blocks away.

Some residents were taken to the hospital for treatment. There is no word on the number of people treated or what they were treated for.

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