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.