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102-year-old man found dead in Spanish Lake house fire

Officers responded to a fire in the 12500 block of Lusher Road where a single-family residence was on fire.

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. – An elderly man died in a house fire in Spanish Lake Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to a fire in the 12500 block of Lusher Road where a single-family residence was on fire. Several fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

An elderly man who neighbors identified as 102-year-old Jake Webber was found in the home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors said he loved machines and would often work on technical projects in his garage.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation by the St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit.