Denison trailer fire victim tentatively identified
A 53-year-old rural Denison resident has been “tentatively identified” as the victim of a trailer fire that occurred last week southwest of Denison, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said Monday morning.
Morse said Timothy W. Michael of rural Denison had been listed as the owner of the property at 15365 X4 Road, where a mobile home fire occurred during the evening of Monday, Nov. 24. Michael has now been “tentatively identified” as the victim in the fire, the cause of which still has yet to be determined, Morse added.
“Official identification will take place following lab results,” he said.
According to a press release issued last week by Morse, the 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. on the evening of Nov. 24.
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. that evening, Morse said.
A person was found dead inside the mobile home, Morse said, and the person’s body was transported to an undisclosed location for an autopsy.