Update: Man Killed In Early Morning House Fire Identified

A man found dead in an East Redding house fire early Thursday morning has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as 38-year-old Erik Dean Munro. His family has been notified and a post mortem exam is scheduled. Redding Fire Department responded shortly after 3:30AM to the house on Apollo Way in the Alta Mesa neighborhood. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It apparently started in the garage and caused an estimated $100,000 damage to the $260,000 house, also destroyed $25,000 worth of contents. Munro was apparently the only occupant of the house.