Midland County Man Killed in House Fire

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A man was killed in a fire Thursday morning. The fire broke out in a trailer in the 1400 block of West County Road 132 just before 8:00.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office says 68-year-old Robert Keefe was sleeping in his bedroom when the fire broke out.

His daughter and grandson tried to get Keefe out of the home but were unable to do so. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace George Zimmerman.

Investigators believe the fire started from an open faced gas heater in the victim's bedroom.