2 people found dead following Jackson County house fire


NETAWAKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Two people were found dead Friday after a house fire in Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse tells KSNT News several area fire departments responded around 10 a.m. in the 400 block of Whiteway Street, in Netawaka.

Upon arrival, the two-story house was fully engulfed in flames.

After fire crews fought the fire for about an hour, they discovered two bodies inside.

The victims have been identified as Richard D. Willits, 55, and Denise Willits, 47, both of Netawaka.Morse reported one dog was rescued from the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

KSNT News will update this story as information becomes available.

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