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Owensboro Man Found Dead in Burning Building


Firefighters found the victim in an out-building

A man is dead following a weekend fire in Owensboro. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

Firefighters responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street after a neighbor reported smoke coming from a structure Saturday night.

The Owensboro Fire Department says when crews arrived, they found smoke coming from a building in the back yard of a home.

On its Facebook page, the department said firefighters searched the structure and found a deceased man.

The Daviess County Coroner’s office identified the victim Monday as 68-year-old Michael Jennings of Owensboro.

The coroner’s office said Jennings died of smoke inhalation.

Owensboro police are investigating.