Fatal fire under investigation

Staff Writer

Local and state fire officials are still looking into what caused a house fire in the city that claimed the life of a Grenada man on Choctaw Street.
The Grenada Fire Department is continuing their investigation of the fatal house fire with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal.
“We haven’t determined how the fire started just yet. We went in Wednesday and accessed the property, but we can’t nail it down just yet,” Fire Chief Ronnie Willis said.
A man identified as Ricky Stoker, 59, died in the fire, and his remains were sent to the state crime lab for positive identification and official cause of death.
“Whenever there’s a loss it hurts the fire department,” Willis said. “We gave it 100 percent, and when this happens there’s a loss in morale.”