Walton Man Dies in Early Morning Blaze
According to the Walton Police Department, a 66 year old Walton man was found deceased Monday during a structure fire. Police say Phillip Kurt lived in an apartment at 22 Benton Avenue in Walton. The fire was called in a little before 4 a.m and when firefighters arrived on the scene, the building that housed four apartments was already engulfed in flames. Walton firefighters were assisted at the scene by units from Delhi and Trout Creek. Kurt was found deceased upstairs during the process of extinguishing the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.