House fire claims life
Photo by Clarke Davis
State fire inspector Lamar Shoemaker and a few firefighters search through the smoldering embers of a house fire that took a life early Saturday, Dec. 30. Firefighters were called to the home of Bobby Metzger, 73, at about 6:15 a.m. Metzger’s body was recovered from the house and sent to a morgue in Kansas City for positive identification and an autopsy. Fire departments responding were Fairview, Ozawkie, Oskaloosa, and Kentucky. The home was located at 8335 Hamilton Road, rural Ozawkie, just south of the Lakewood Hills Subdivision.
A memorial visitation gathering for Metzger will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Barnett Family Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.
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