Man found deceased in Parrot fire identified

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the next of kin for the person found deceased in last Thursday’s (Aug. 18, 2022) Virgil Lane fire has been located.

The fire occurred at 6511 Virgil Lane in Parrot and the name of the deceased is Michael Francis McCleese, who resided at that location and was 60 years of age at the time of death.


On August 18, 2022 at approximately 10:30 pm the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6000 block of Virgil Lane in reference to a structure fire.

Once the fire was extinguished a body was located inside of the residence. The body was transported to the Medical Examiners Office and the incident is currently being investigated.

No further information will be released at this time.

We would like to thank Twin Community Fire Department, Fairlawn Fire Department, Newbern Fire Department and Pulaski County Public Safety for their assistance.

Major Daniel R Johnson

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office