Fatal house fire on 8th Street

Friday, October 1, 2021

Fire marshal says blaze was accidental

A Monett resident died Wednesday night in a house fire at 613 8th St. in Monett.

According to Monett Police Lieutenant Dennis Camp, police and fire were dispatched to the home at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday with reports of a fire in progress.

“We are always notified when there is a fire because we do traffic control,” Camp said.

While fighting the fire, Monett firefighters located resident Sandy Briant, 62, in the home. The firefighters were able to transport Briant to Cox Monett Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“The P.D. and the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office determined the fire was accidental, possibly stemming from a wiring issue,” Camp said. “At this point in time there is nothing suspicious about this fire.”

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