- Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 35-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in an early morning house fire, authorities said.

Jefferson City firefighters responding to call at 4:18 a.m. Sunday found heavy smoke coming from the windows and a fire in the rear of the home, the Jefferson City Fire Department said in a news release. A witness reported the house was potentially occupied, prompting search and rescue efforts.

Firefighters located and removed Steven A. Davis from the home. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Authorities said an investigation determined the fire started in a laundry area. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damages.

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