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  • Fatal fire in Miller County under investigation

  • The Moreau Fire Department has confirmed there was a fatal fire April 8, but details have not been released.
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  • A fatal fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office and the Miller County Sheriff's Department.
    Authorities identified the body of 23-year-old Brent Comer, of Eldon, at the scene of the fire.
    Comer was found inside a home on Eldon Road just outside the Eldon city limits when firefighters responded to a structure fire call. The fire was in the Moreau Fire Protection District.
    Witnesses reported the fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott said he hoped to have additional information to release by Wednesday afternoon.
    As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire circumstances are considered suspicious.
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