One person perished in a fire early Sunday (May 17th) in Newton.
The Newton Fire Department was dispatched to a residence at 509 W. 9th Street shortly after midnight Sunday morning. When they arrived, the structure was fully involved. They got the fire under control about an hour later and with assistance from Conover and Maiden fire departments, it was extinguished by 4:30 AM. Inside, the body of one person was found.
The identity of the victim had not been released late Sunday night. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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