Victim of Mound Valley house fire identified

LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities release information today and identify the victim of a house fire in southeast Kansas.

The Labette County Sheriff’s Office says the fire happened Saturday, September 3, 2022, around 11:44 pm. Deputies responded to a 911 call about a structure fire at 110 E. 6th Street in Mound Valley. Mount Valley Rural Fire and the Altamont Rural Fire Departments also responded.

When deputies got there, fire crews were working to put it out.

The Sheriff’s Office says after the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a body in the southwest bedroom of the home. They identified the victim as 55-year-old Michael Frost. Authorities have scheduled an autopsy.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the origin and cause of the house fire at this time, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

(Stay with KOAM for updates on this and other 4-State news.)

Updated to show the date of fire as September 3rd.

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