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Oregon man dies inside home inside Holiday Farm Fire perimeter

The Lane County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old David Perry of Vida.
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Smoke emanates from the scorched ground in Blue River, Ore., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through its business district. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, Pool)

VIDA, Ore. — A 59-year-old man was found dead inside his home within the perimeter of the Holiday Farm Fire.

The man's body was found by firefighters inside a home off of Goodpasture Road in Vida on Sept. 11. On Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office identified him as David Perry.

"Our thoughts go out to Perry's family and friends as they grieve," the sheriff's office said in a press release.

The sheriff's office and Lane County Medical Examiner are investigating the death.

The Holiday Farm Fire, which started Sept. 7 east of Eugene, had burned more than 170,000 acres as of Monday morning, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

This is the first reported death from the Holiday Farm Fire. There have been nine confirmed deaths from the wildfires burning across the state, OEM reported Sunday.

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