One death reported in Oktibbeha County house fire

The fire happened late Tuesday night in western Oktibbeha County.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 9:55 AM
Updated: Dec 4, 2019 8:01 PM

MABEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters reported one death in an Oktibbeha County house fire.

County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the fire happened late Tuesday night at a home on Sturgis Maben Road, which is west of Starkville.

Source: Kirk Rosenhan

Oktibbeha County Deputy Coroner Billy Miller identified the victim as 56-year-old Jeff Yeatman, according to the Starkville Daily News.

His body is being sent for an autopsy, Miller said, but the coroner could not comment on the cause of death, the newspaper reported.

Rosenhan said the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office are investigating.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

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