Callaway County Man Killed in Thursday Night Fire

2 years 5 months 1 week ago December 13, 2013 Dec 13, 2013 Friday, December 13 2013 Friday, December 13, 2013 3:43:00 AM CST in Coverage From Callaway
By: Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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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