BAXTER SPRINGS - A mobile home fire took the life of an elderly gentleman late Monday night.
According to Baxter Springs Fire Chief Gunnar Wixon, at approximately 10:08 p.m. on Jan 15, Baxter Springs Fire, Police, and EMS were dispatched to the area of 10th and Wyandotte.
"Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire," said Chief Wixon.
Home owner Troy Eugene Newman, 65 of Baxter Springs, was found dead inside the home. Wixon said there was a vehicle next to the residence, as well as a boat and trailer at the rear, that were all also involved when units arrived on scene.
Fire crews from Baxter Springs, Galena, and Columbus combined efforts managed to quickly contained the fire and extinguished it. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Kansas Fire Marshals office.