Police release names of victims killed in Bartlesville house fire early Saturday morning

Investigators have released the names of the five people found dead in an early morning house fire in Bartlesville Saturday.

Kevin Michael Lomax, 19; Destiny Jo Daughtery, 18; Jeremy Wayne Blair, 38; Shelby Renae Sanders, 21; and a 17-year-old juvenile were found in the home. Preliminary reports show the cause of death was smoke inhalation.  

A sixth person, Dakota "Cody' Jackson, 19, was able to escape the home without any injuries.  

A call came in shortly after 5 a.m. on the 300 block of Sunset Boulevard.

Police and fire departments responded to the scene.

As fire crews began knocking down the fire, Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland says four bodies were found.

"As firefighters continued knocking out hot spots, they discovered a fifth body," he said.

Blair leaves behind four daughters: 19-year-old Kayla, 17-year-old Alyssa, 15-year-old Brittany, and 10-year-old Jasmin.

The girls taped their father's picture to the outside of a plastic carton. They placed these cartons at stores in Dewey, Copan, and Bartlesville. Their goal is to raise money for his headstone and each wear a necklace with his ashes inside.

Kayla ran into her step-dad at a bar Friday night. They two-stepped and then he asked for a ride home when the bar closed at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Kayla said her biggest regret is dropping him off at the Bartlesville home, three hours later he died.

Jeremy was the first born of three children, said mother Betty Jo Adamson, he was born on Mother's Day. " I won't be able to watch Dukes of Hazard because that was his ring tone. Every time I heard that, I knew it was my son calling. It's going to be hard because we're raising two of his children."

The girls also set up an account online for donations.

Saturday, homeowner Debbie Prentice feared her 19-year-old grandson, who lived in the house, was among the dead. 

"I know he's gone. I know. His mom doesn't want to admit it, her oldest, but I know my baby's gone," Prentice said. 

Police say two others were on the property, but were not inside the home at the time of the fire. 

Detectives, arson investigation and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the deadly fire.

"We are still working diligently with the fire investigators to determine the cause of the fire," said Captain Jay Hastings with the Bartlesville Police Department said in a release Monday morning. "ATF has been contacted and are assisting with the fire investigation. OSBI also was on scene collecting evidence Saturday morning and those items will need to be transported to the lab to be analyzed."

Hastings says police will continue to interview witnesses and neighbors.

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