Elderly couple killed in Doniphan house fire

By Heartland News

RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - An elderly couple were killed in a house fire Wednesday evening in Doniphan.

Police received a call at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday about a fire at HC6 Highway 160.  Two people were inside of the house.

Loyd Piatt, 77, and Irene Piatt, 80, were not able to get out of the house. Their bodies were found inside the home, according to Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson.

Jackson says the couple died of smoke inhalation.

The house was a total loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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