• Victims identified in fatal morning fire in Bonnie

    by  • February 18, 2014 • News

    fatal fireThe State Fire Marshall’s office is trying to determine what caused a fire in a mobile home this morning that killed two men in Bonnie.

    Coroner Eddie Joe Marks indicated the fire was at a trailer at 13853 E. Davis Road south of Mt. Vernon.

    The owner and victim, 72-year-old Gary Melton and his brother, 73-year-old Don Melton, were both pronounced dead at 2:54 a.m.

    The fire was reported around 1:24 a.m. Tuesday. Illinois State Police are assisting the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation. No foul play is suspected at this time.