3 Dead in LeFlore County Fire

Jan 20, 2013

SHADY POINT, Okla. (AP) — Le Flore County authorities say a couple and a child believed to be their 3-year-old great-grandson have been killed in a house fire at Shady Point.

 Sheriff Rob Seale told The Southwest Times-Record that Paul Helton and Levunia Helton — both 73 — died in the Saturday fire. Seale said the child's name is not yet being released. Seale says the bodies were found inside the home after firefighters extinguished the flames and have been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Tulsa to determine the causes of death. Seale says it appears that the fire was started by a propane heater inside the home. Shady Point on the northern edge of Poteau in Le Flore County.