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Just after 3 a.m. Wednesday, Lamplighter RV Park residents woke to the sound of explosions. A fifth wheel trailer had caught fire, claiming the life of one man.

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Early morning RV park blaze claims man’s life

A man died and a woman barely escaped with her life Wednesday in an early morning blaze in a Star Valley RV park. Ruth Butcher, 88, was sleeping in the forward area of a fifth wheel in the Lamplighter RV Park when she smelled smoke and heard popping noises coming from the rear of the trailer at about 3:20 a.m., said Lt. Tim Scott with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

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