Early Morning Blaze Kills One In Blanchard

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 6:31 pm
By: News 9


BLANCHARD, Oklahoma -- Police and fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early-morning blaze that killed an elderly man Wednesday.

Blanchard police were called to the scene of a working house fire at 5:03 a.m. at 525 S. Morgan Road.  Dispatchers had received reports that someone was possibly trapped inside.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze but they located the body of an elderly man inside the home.

The state fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the blaze.  The Blanchard Police Department is also investigating.

The man's identity has not yet been released.