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Callaway County Man Killed in Thursday Night Fire

Posted: Dec 13, 2013 4:43 AM by Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jan 28, 2014 7:17 AM

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MILLERSBURG - A 37-year-old man is dead after a Thursday night fire.

Callaway County Sheriff's Office along with fire personnel responded to a fire at 2953 Ben Oaks Dr. just before 11 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, deputies found the residence heavily engulfed in fire. Neighbors and arriving victim family members pulled Robert Walker, 37 from the residence. Fire and EMS personnel attempted resuscitation efforts; however Walker was pronounced dead at 11:31 p.m.

The preliminary investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office indicates the fire likely started by an unattended cooking in the residence kitchen.

No foul play is expected. SERVE and the American Red Cross were contacted to provide assistance for the family.

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