Investigation Is Underway Into A House Fire In West Okoboji; Body Found In Residence

Wed 11-4-2020

(West Okoboji)-- An investigation is underway into a house fire in West Okoboji.

Assistant Milford Fire Chief Doug Hanna tells KUOO news firefighters were called to 1213 Okoboji Boulevard, just east of Boys Town in the Terrace Park area, a little after 8:30 this (Wed.) morning...Hanna01 (1) 

"The scene, it was just smoky. You know our guys did a good job, got the truck in and got a hit on the fire and did what we had to do. Any idea on where it started or possibly how it started? Damage is pretty much in the living room. It's a small house so it's all kind of hooked together. But yeah, the damage was in the living room, seating area."

A body was found in the home, but a cause of death wasn't certain. The name of the person hasn't been released.

Hanna says the cause of the fire isn't certain, adding that the State Fire Marshall has been called.

Hanna says the Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Department was also called for mutual aid...Hanna02 (1) 

"It's always great to have them come down just in case we need them because you just never know sometimes how bad it's going to be or how many guys you have show up, so it's kind of a luxury to have guys that close."

Milford Police, Dickinson County Emergency Management and the Lakes Regional Healthcare ambulance assisted on the scene.