One man dead after Sunday morning motorhome fire

An investigation is underway to determine how a man, who has not yet been identified, died in a fire early Sunday morning in Ozark County.According to KY3 news, multiple fire departments responded to the blaze around 5:30 Sunday morning. When they arrived they could see smoke and there was a man trying to put out the flames with a water hose. The motor home is located on some property just off of Zastrow Drive, located off of Highway 142, east of Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield, Caulfield and Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Departments along with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the call.

Bakersfield Firefighter Cameron Yeager says once they arrived on scene, there was a RV that had been turned into a personal home and there was a lot of smoke coming out of it. Yeager says the location of the fire made it difficult to fight. It took nearly an hour to put out the blaze that neighbors and the landowner say claimed the life of a man in his early 60’s.

Yeager says the location of the fire was difficult to get fire equipment there and limited space to maneuver due to other campers in the area.

The landowner says that the man had lived in the motor home for several years and described him as friendly, laid back and hard-working.

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