Holmes County Man Dies In House Fire

An elderly man died in a house fire Thanksgiving night in Northern Holmes County.

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 caller reported a mobile home fire on SR 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 found the body of 64 year-old Michael Lynn Krontz inside the ruins of the burned out mobile home.

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

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

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