Saturday, March 12, 2022

Fatal house fire in Lamar

Around 6:00 a.m. this morning, 03/12/22 The Lamar Police Department and The Lamar Fire Department responded to a residential fire near the intersection of 10th and Grand, here in Lamar. Upon arrival they found the home with flames showing and heavy smoke.
The residence had been occupied by William Parker, 67 and Betty Jo Parker, 71. William is currently being treated for non-life threating injuries at a local hospital.

Betty Jo Parker was found deceased in the home. It appears that Betty Jo returned into the home to rescue a pet and was overcome by smoke.

The fire scene was investigated by The Lamar Fire Department, The Lamar Police Department, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire has been ruled accidental.

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