July 16, 2018
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County Fire Rescue respond to a fatal house fire on Josephene Street in DeFuniak Springs.
Walton County Fire Rescue and Walton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the home at 11:06 PM last night following a frantic 911 call from a neighbor reporting a structure fire at 265 Josephene Street with a resident possibly still inside. When deputies and firefighters arrived on scene, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. Walton County Fire Rescue assisted Argyle Volunteer Fire Department alongside DeFuniak Springs Fire Department and Liberty Volunteer Fire Department in extinguishing the flames. Linda Diane Yaun, 68, was found deceased in her home.
The State Fire Marshall’s office responded to investigate the cause of the fire. The fire is not believed to be suspicious in nature.