Sep 25 1963 Paradise Pines Rest Home
Inquest Set In Home Fire COUNCIL, Idaho (AP)-Adams County Prosecutor Carl Swanstrom Swanstrom today confirmed that an inquest in Ihe nursing home fire that claimed the lives of seven elderly men will be held next Tuesday. He said it will be conducted at the Lazy K Cafe on the Little Salmon River, not far from the Paradise Pines rest home. The home, 14 miles south of Riggins, turned lo the ground in the early morning blaze Sepl. 17. Swanstrom said the inquest has ben called to try and pinpoint the origin of the fire and to clear ^up some of the rumors surrounding surrounding circumstances leading up to the blaze. He said Coronei Gene La Fay also plans lo check on the installation installation of the furnace believed to have caused the fire and the location location of firefighting equipment in the home. , Swanslrom said he expects lo call as witnesses the owner of the home Robert Sailers, employes, George W. Shcphers, a patient, Otto Smith, the fireman at the home and Dick Adams, chief of the hospital facilities section of the State Health Department. was ;rs.