Fire claims two lives over the weekend

Hugoton Hermes – March 27, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – April 8, 2014

A double tragedy struck the area during the night of Saturday, March 22. Fire engulfed the home of Kenneth and Shirley McCurry in Morton County, claiming both of their lives. The home sits just west of the Stevens County line and north of Highway 51.

An officer on patrol called the fire in to the Morton County Fire Department just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday. The home, and even the vehicle sitting near the home, were a total loss. Morton County Sheriff’s office advised The Hermes the case has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The Hermes was unable to get a reply from the KBI before press time. The Garden City Telegram says Special Agent in charge, Bruce Miller with the KBI, said no foul play is suspected, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Shirley was 65 and a Liberal born native. Kenneth spent his childhood in Hugoton. He and Shirley married and moved out of the area for awhile. They returned to the Morton/Stevens County area where they have made their home for over 30 years.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster