Thu February 7, 2013
Crawford Sheriff Identifies 3 of 5 Victims in Fatal Southern Indiana Fire
SULPHUR, Ind. —Authorities have released the names of three of the five people killed in an overnight mobile home fire in southern Indiana.
Crawford County Sheriff Tim Wilkerson says 32-year-old John Denton died in Thursday's fire along with his 8-year-old daughter, Kara Denton, and his 35-year-old half brother, Bill Turben.
John Denton's girlfriend and her 3-year-old son also died, but police have not released their names.
Wilkerson says a wood stove that was serving as the home's sole source of heat is suspected of causing the 12:30 a.m. fire near the small village of Sulphur, about 30 miles west of Louisville, Ky. The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire.
A relative says the rural mobile home had a furnace but John Denton wasn't using it to hold down his bills.