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Dittmer, Missouri house fire kills one person

9:25 AM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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DITTMER, Mo. (KSDK) - Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies were dispatched to the 9200 block of Highway WW in Dittmer, Missouri for a reported residential fire Monday evening.

The only occupant of the home was unaccounted for was deputies arrived.

Firefighters on the scene located the remains of a deceased person in the home. They were unable to identify the remains, but believe they belong to the 71-year-old homeowner.

Positive identification is pending.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but an ongoing investigation revealed the fire originated at the rear of the building.

KSDK

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