A 57 year old disabled U.S. Navy veteran has died in a fire that broke out in his apartment during the 8 o’clock hour Saturday evening. Fire Rescue units were called to a fully engulfed apartment/duplex fire in the 15-hundred block of Northeast 14th Street. The lone occupant in the apartment could not be located and there was a body inside. It was removed Sunday morning by the medical examiner’s office.
The State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the fire. The family of 57 year old Scott Morgan, who was the resident of the apartment, called News Lincoln County to say it was their relative that perished in the blaze. Apartment owner Myron Johnson also confirmed that Morgan was the lone tenant in the unit. Both of Morgan’s cars were in front of the burned out building. Later in the week the Fire Marshal confirmed it was Morgan who perished in the blaze.
Morgan’s family, who live in Vancouver, WA, said Scott Morgan had a lot of bad luck in his life. He was disabled in the Navy. He was hit by a car while in the crosswalk on 101 at NW 15th back in mid-December. Morgan was rushed to North Lincoln Hospital for treatment of his injuries. A neighbor also said Morgan had lost his wife in a hot tub accident some years ago.