Death-Cause Of Death – Obituary

The Churchill man who died in a Father’s Day fire at his home has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as, Munang Nanji, 70.The investigation continues into the fire that took his life. The flames were so intense, that firefighters were ordered to back out of the burning home, after more than an hour of attacking the fire.More than two-dozen firefighting units from more than 12 departments took part in the effort.A next-door neighbor, Anthony Wilson, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, “He recently retired. I think he became disabled to some degree. And, yeah, he was unable to get out of the house.”The family of Nanji shared this statement with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4:”Yesterday, we lost a great man, husband, father, and grandfather. May he Rest in Peace with the Most High. Thank God for blessing me with a wonderful father and excellent role model. Please, say a prayer for our family. Thanks and peace and blessings to you and yours.”Nanji was dead at the scene, trapped inside his home here in the 800 block of Graham Boulevard.”It was unfortunate, We did everything we could,” Wilson said. “The young ladies that were there were screaming and one of the things they were screaming was, ‘Our grandfather is still in there and someone needs to get him out.'”Even before the large firefighter responded, a driver passing by stopped to try to save him.”He (the driver) actually was here when we got home and he was trying to make his way into the home and couldn’t get into the home,” Wilson said.The Allegheny County Fire Marshal has been investigating since Sunday. The Medical Examiner’s Office release confirming Mr. Nanji’s identity indicates that Pittsburgh Police and Fire arson investigators are also on the case.Monday, those who knew Nanji are mourning the loss of his life and the impact of the loss on his family.”They were good neighbors. I’m hurt as a result of what happened yesterday,” Wilson said.

The Churchill man who died in a Father’s Day fire at his home has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as, Munang Nanji, 70.

The investigation continues into the fire that took his life. The flames were so intense, that firefighters were ordered to back out of the burning home, after more than an hour of attacking the fire.

More than two-dozen firefighting units from more than 12 departments took part in the effort.

A next-door neighbor, Anthony Wilson, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, “He recently retired. I think he became disabled to some degree. And, yeah, he was unable to get out of the house.”

The family of Nanji shared this statement with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4:

“Yesterday, we lost a great man, husband, father, and grandfather. May he Rest in Peace with the Most High. Thank God for blessing me with a wonderful father and excellent role model. Please, say a prayer for our family. Thanks and peace and blessings to you and yours.”

Nanji was dead at the scene, trapped inside his home here in the 800 block of Graham Boulevard.

“It was unfortunate, We did everything we could,” Wilson said. “The young ladies that were there were screaming and one of the things they were screaming was, ‘Our grandfather is still in there and someone needs to get him out.'”

Even before the large firefighter responded, a driver passing by stopped to try to save him.

“He (the driver) actually was here when we got home and he was trying to make his way into the home and couldn’t get into the home,” Wilson said.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal has been investigating since Sunday. The Medical Examiner’s Office release confirming Mr. Nanji’s identity indicates that Pittsburgh Police and Fire arson investigators are also on the case.

Monday, those who knew Nanji are mourning the loss of his life and the impact of the loss on his family.

“They were good neighbors. I’m hurt as a result of what happened yesterday,” Wilson said.