Name released in Knox County fatal fire

WTHI Photo, Eric Stidman
WTHI Photo, Eric Stidman

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Officials have released the name of the person killed in the fire in Knox County on Thursday.

The preliminary cause released by the Knox County Coroner Gordon Becher stated Daniel Toth, 50 of Vincennes, died of smoke inhalation.

At about 10:12 Thursday morning firefighters were dispatched to a pole barn fire on 2632 S. Sievers extension road. When crews arrived they had a working fire.

“Upon investigation we did find an individual in the building and at this time the coroner’s office is working the case, based upon the individual we found inside the building,” said Vincennes Township Fire Deputy Chief, Eddie King. “At this time it is determined to be a fatal fire.”

There is still no cause as to what started the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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