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Investigators do not suspect foul play in house fire that killed former mayor of Silverthorne


FRISCO, Colorado — Investigators do not suspect foul play in a house fire that killed Silverthorne's first full-time mayor.

Firefighters found smoke billowing from windows on all sides of the single-story home Jan. 2. Eighty-one-year-old Warren Alloway was pulled from the building and died at a hospital.

The Summit County coroner's office says he died of smoke inhalation and did not suffer any significant burns or other injuries. The office is awaiting results of toxicology tests to determine if any drugs or other substances played a role in the death.

Investigators haven't determined what caused the fire, but Steve Lipsher, a spokesman for Lake Dillon Fire, tells The Summit Daily ( ) "we have no reason to believe this was a malicious event."

Alloway lived in the mountain community for nearly 60 years and was mayor between 1968 and 1976.

Information from: Summit Daily News,

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