Press Release


On 08/29/19 at 6:58 pm Madison County Dispatch received a call of a house fire at 316 S. 7th Avenue in Winterset.  Winterset Police and the Winterset Fire Department were dispatched.   While on scene and extinguishing the fire it was discovered that there was an occupant in the house deceased.

The deceased is identified as Jolene Ann Baker, 62 years of age.  Baker was a resident of 316 S. 7th Ave.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Winterset Police Department, Winterset Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s office.


Ken Burk

Chief of Police

Winterset Police Department