MT. VERNON – The victim of a fatal fire in rural Jefferson County late Sunday night has been identified.
In a release, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard said the victim of the fire is 59-year-old Donna J. White, who lived at the home.
According to Jefferson Fire Protection District officials, they received a call at 9:50 p.m. Sunday about a fire in the 14000 block of Tolle Ln. in rural Mt. Vernon. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was fully involved in flames. Mutual aid was called in from Mt. Vernon, Kell, and Woodlawn.
Early reports indicated a person was trapped in the home. When firefighters were able to enter the structure, they reportedly found White deceased in the bathroom.
Bullard said White’s autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning.