Man Identified In Fatal House Fire South Of Springfield
A fire south of Springfield on the 900 block of East Evans Street that killed a man has been identified.
Battlefield Fire Chief Bryan Newberry says it was 63 year-old Larry Burt that died in that fire. Newberry says Burt was the only one home and died before fire crews could get to him. He says the man was disabled.
Flames could be seen shooting out of the house as crews arrived. Several departments worked from the ground and on ladder trucks to battle the fire.
Fire officials say it was cigarettes that started the blaze. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Columbia.