Deadly Fire in Allen County

By: Darla Oglesby
By: Darla Oglesby

State fire marshals investigate a deadly blaze over the weekend in Allen County.

Firefighters were called to the burning home in the Halifax community at about 11:45 Saturday night.

Fire Chief Tim Shockley says five departments responded to the blaze and remained on the scene for almost five hours.

55-year-old John L. Shipley was pronounced dead.

The home located on Halfway-Halifax Road is a complete loss.

The cause is still being determined.

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