On December 15th at approximately 6:03 PM. The Baxter Springs Fire Department was notified of a Structure fire with a person trapped inside. Fire units were on scene with in 3 minutes, When they arrived found a detached garage behind the structure that was fully involved, and a secondary exposure beginning to burn siding and roof of structure, with one confirmed fire fatality inside the fully involved structure upon our arrival. The fire was brought under control after approximately 15 minutes after arrival.
Fire Command then made contact with an investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, to assist with determining the cause of ignition. The investigation is still on going. But, is believed to be accidental in nature. The Victim was later identified as Danny Lee Miller, 66 of Baxter Springs.
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