UPDATE – BEDFORD COUNTY FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED
A Bedford County man who was killed in an early morning blaze Monday has been identified. The body of 58 year Denver D. Yoakum was found in a two story log cabin on Warmuth Lane, about 6 miles south of Bedford just off of Route 220. Yoakum was an employee of Miller Quality Recycling, which owned the structure. Authorities have said he died of smoke inhalation. Firemen had trouble accessing the sit of the blaze, and were hampered by frigid temperatures and blowing snow. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s office is continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze.