Man dies in NW Indiana house fire

SHARE Man dies in NW Indiana house fire
screen_shot_2018_05_05_at_10_10_31_am_e1525533115476.png

A man was found dead inside a home on fire Friday afternoon in northwest Indiana. | Google Earth

A man and several pets were found dead inside a burning home Friday afternoon in northwest Indiana.

About 3:35 p.m., 28-year-old Bobby Lee Yaus was pronounced dead at the home in the 100 block of South 20th Street in Porter, according to the Porter County Coroner’s Office.

Yaus’ family had returned from running errands to find the home on fire, the coroner’s office said. After they called for help, authorities found Yaus dead on the second floor of the four-unit building.

The fire started in a living room on the first floor of the building and may have been caused by careless use of smoking materials, according to Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig Jr. Three cats and a dog were also found dead after the fire.

An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of Yaus’ death was set for Monday morning, according to the coroner’s office.

The Latest
State Sen. Darren Bailey had been seeking Trump’s endorsement for months. The downstate farmer met with Trump last year and attended a fundraiser in April in which he snapped a photo with the former president.
Offense has scored three runs in its last three losses to the Orioles, who entered Saturday’s game with a 4.10 ERA - 12th in the AL
“The risk to residents of suburban Cook County remains low, but we want individuals to be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox so that they seek medical care if they develop,” said Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, CCDPH chief operating officer.
Hoerner has set career highs in RBI and home runs already this season.
The players are Andrew Vaughn, Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, AJ Pollock and Luis Robert