Taney County Fire Victim Identified

    Photo Courtesy Western Taney County Fire Protection District

    The victim who died in a fire on early Tuesday morning east of Branson has been identified by the Taney County Coroner.

    Teddy Fugate, 85-years-old, died in a fire that engulfed his home on Cedar Park Road.

    The coroner’s report says he died of smoke inhalation and there is no foul play suspected.

    Firefighters had to use tankers to haul water to the scene as that area does not have hydrants. Taney County Ambulance and the Western Taney County Fire Protection District Support Team assisted the firefighters in putting out the flames.

    Part of the home collapsed during the fire and the home was totaled.

    (Story by Emilee Kuschel, Ozarks First)

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