Former paramedic found dead in burned Summit County mobile home

Victim ID'd as Russell "Siggy" Sigler

A former paramedic has been found dead inside a mobile home that was destroyed by fire in Summit County.

The coroner's office hadn't said Wednesday how 65-year-old Russell Kent "Siggy" Sigler died. His mobile home at Farmer's Corner burned Tuesday night, and his body was found Wednesday in the debris.

Deputy Chief Jay Nelson of Red, White and Blue Fire Rescue says the fire appears to have been an accident, but its cause is still under investigation.

"While an exact cause has not been determined, investigators have not been able to rule out an electrical issue in the home. Investigators were unable to find working smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in the home," a release said.

"Working smoke detectors are critical in order to provide early notification to occupants allowing them time to exit a home during a fire," said Red White and Blue Fire Chief Jim Keating.

Sigler was a former paramedic for Summit County Ambulance Service and worked there 16 years.

"Our condolences go out to Siggy’s family and friends, he will be missed," said Summit County Ambulance Service Director Marc Burdick

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