Body Found Two Weeks After Okla. House Fire

"I'm sure it's not the first time that it's happened, and I'm sure it's not going to be the last," the sheriff said.


Two weeks ago a house was destroyed in Oklahoma. On Monday, a man's body was recovered in the ruins.

The local sheriff told local reporters he wouldn't be surprised if it happened again.

When asked if he thought it was acceptable to assume a home involved in a fire is vacant, Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart told 4029TV reporters: "I'm sure it's not the first time that it's happened, and I'm sure it's not going to be the last."

The Gans fire chief added: "When we got here the home was totally engulfed, and we did what we could do. We're a volunteer fire department. There are things that might have been overlooked, but we did the best we could at the time." said the fire chief.

Neighbors told police said a friend had been drinking and hanging around the home the night it caught fire.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for identification.