- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. (AP) - A man living in a barn in rural Lane County has died in a fire.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1ByTodG ) that it’s believed he died of smoke inhalation.

The sheriff’s office identified him as 36-year-old Nicholas Wize, son of the owners of the property at Pleasant Hill. It’s an unincorporated community southeast of Eugene.

The fire was reported about 7:30 a.m. Friday

The state fire marshal is to conduct an investigation.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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