Denison trailer fire claims life
The cause of a Monday evening fire that destroyed a mobile home southeast of Denison and claimed the life of a person reportedly inside it — as well as the identity of the person — remains under investigation, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse.
According to a press release issued yesterday by Morse, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a motorist of a mobile home fire in the 15000 block of X4 Road, approximately 5 1/2 miles southwest of Denison, at about 7:49 p.m. Monday.
Fire departments from Mayetta, Hoyt and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation responded to the scene, as did sheriff’s officers, Jackson County EMS personnel and a representative from the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office. Upon arrival, firefighters found the mobile home fully engulfed but were able to bring the fire under control by 8:35 p.m., Morse said.
A person yet to be publicly identified was found dead inside the mobile home, Morse said, and the person’s body was transported to an undisclosed location for an autopsy.
“We have not officially confirmed the identity of the deceased,” Morse said. “Therefore, we won’t be releasing the identity until we are certain.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department and the state fire marshal’s office.