Fire in Velda City kills one man

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VELDA CITY, MO (KTVI) – A deadly fire in Velda City took the life of man Tuesday afternoon.

Bommarito Automotive SkyFox was over the home where two other people were able to escape the flames.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.  It started late this afternoon and left residents of the home scrambling to get out.

Residents say the fire started in a porch area of the house where the victim and others were sleeping.  When the fire broke out family members rushed to get one cousin, a wheelchair bound paraplegic out of the house.  Once he had been rescued, they tried to rescue another man, but he perished in the fire.