New Straitsville Fire Kills One

by Kim Tewalt on November 17, 2012 at 5:05 am

One person is dead following a fire in New Straitsville.

It happened just after midnight at 111 E. Main St.. The New Straitsville Fire Department says Mike Hensley Sr. died as a result of the blaze. The fire department says the back of the home was fully engulfed in flames upon arrival. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. Monday Creek, Shawnee, Corning, Corning EMS and Community Ambulance provided mutual aid.

Mike Hensley Jr., the son of the victim, descibes his father as a hard-working man who would do anything for anyone.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is still working to determine the exact cause of the fire.