Fatal Jefferson Co. mobile home fire claims 2 lives


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts


The mobile home fire, located at 13853 East Davis Road south of Mt. Vernon, Illinois claimed the lives of two brothers early this morning.

The owner and victim, Gary Melton was at home with his brother and second victim, Don Melton when the mobile home caught fire.

Both brothers were pronounced dead on scene at 2:54 a.m. by Jefferson County Coroner, Eddie Joe Marks.

The deaths are currently under investigation although foul play is not suspected at this time.

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JEFFERSON Co, Ill - A mobile home fire has claimed the lives of 2 men.

Authorities were called out to the fire around 1:24 this morning.

The fire is now under control, and was contained to just the mobile home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The names of the victims are not being released before investigation is complete. 

We will bring you updates as they come into the newsroom.