Body found as crews battled house fire, chief says

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 21 2017 Dec 21, 2017 Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:31:22 AM CST December 21, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

WILLARD (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found inside a burning home in southwest Missouri.

Willard Fire Chief Ken Scott said crews made the discovery early Thursday during a search of the home after the fire was extinguished. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the man's body was in a back bedroom.

Scott said the house had been vacant for the past 10 years. He said the Greene County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death.

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