Deadly house fire in Sikeston, MO called 'accidental'
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A deadly house fire in Sikeston, Missouri is being called an accident by investigators.
According to Assistant Chief Jim McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, crews responded to a home at 415 Marian Avenue around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
When crews arrived, they found the house had fire coming from the roof area of the garage.
Firefighters found 43-year-old Aarron Scott Tarrants unresponsive in his bed inside the house.
Medics tried to revive Tarrants, but they were unsuccessful.
According to investigators, the fire appeared to have started in a storage closet near the garage. No foul play is suspected and the fire appears to have been accidental.
The state fire marshal was called to investigate.
Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.