Holmes County man dies in house fire

Published: Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

BONIFAY — An elderly man died in a house fire Thursday night in Northern Holmes County.

On Nov. 22 at approximately 5:20 p.m. the Holmes County Communications Center received a call of a mobile home fire on Highway 79 north of Bonifay. 

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Holmes County EMS and Fire Departments responded.  Bonifay and Esto Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire. Firefighters then located the remains of 64 year-old Michael Lynn Krontz inside the residence. 

Firefighters had the fire extinguished in minutes.  The residence was a total loss. Krontz was the only occupant of the residence.  

The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.   

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