for immediate release
July 3, 2003

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating a fatal house fire this morning (Thursday morning).

The victim, burned beyond recognition, has not been positively identified.

Witnesses reported the fire at lot 19, Oakdale Village Mobile Home Park, 820 Gibson Road, Fort Walton Beach, a few minutes after 6:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday morning).

The victim was discovered inside a bedroom after firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The circumstances and cause of the fire remain under investigation.


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420