For Immediate Release - September 25, 2012

Sambuchi Lawn Fire Death Dennis

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe today announced the identity of the person who died in a fire yesterday in Dennis.  The name of the decedent is Robert A. Sambuchi (DOB:  05/18/1945) of 331 Airline Road, Dennis.

            On September 24, 2012, at about 1:10 pm, Dennis Police Department and the Dennis Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fire in the yard area of 331 Airline Road, Dennis, MA.  Upon arrival first responders extinguished the fire that had engulfed a lawn mower and observed a gasoline can nearby.  While extinguishing the fire, officers found the body of Sambuchi who had sustained extensive burns resulting in his death.

            Examination of the scene indicated that the victim was in the process of refueling the lawn mower when the fire started.

            Preliminary investigation suggests the death was accidental.

            The case remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Dennis Police Department and the Dennis Fire Department.