1 dead, another injured after Saturday afternoon house fire in Kokomo


UPDATE (Feb. 24, 2020)– The person who died in the fire was tentatively identified as Kevin Andre Jackson, 49, of Kokomo. Positive identification will take 30-60 days.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — A house fire Saturday afternoon left one person dead and another injured.

Officials with the Kokomo Fire Department say the fire happened around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Lafountain St.

When crews arrived, they found a home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to pull a man and woman out of the home. The man was pronounced dead while the woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment before then being transported to an Indianapolis hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

The fire department said two citizens attempted to rescue the victims before firefighters arrived on scene. The citizens were treated and released by medics on scene.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly, but the home was a total loss. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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