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One Person Dies In Jerome House Fire

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By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: Jerome Authorities have released the victims name. The man has been identified as Mike O'Conner of Jerome.

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - One person was killed in a house fire in Jerome early Tuesday morning. The Jerome Fire Department was sent to West 6th between Birch street and Cedar Street at 3:26 am to find a fully involved mobile home burning. The Fire Chief said they were able to contain the fire to just the home. At this time, it’s unclear what caused the fire that claimed the life of one person. Officials say there was no evidence of any smoke alarm present in the home. According to Police Chief Dan Hall they are not treating this as a criminal investigation.


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