For Immediate Release
June 9 Fatality Fire Victim
The victim in the Wednesday, June 9, fire at the Rancho Motel on East Kearney Street has been identified as 51-year-old James Martin Steffens. Autopsy results indicate Mr. Steffens died from smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. The Springfield Fire Department fire marshal’s office has ruled this an accidental fire due to careless smoking.
For more information, contact: Randy Villines, Assistant Fire Chief, (417) 864-1527.