- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The state fire marshal is investigating a blaze at a mobile home that killed a mother and daughter in northeast Missouri.

KTVO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1jLO24h ) Kirksville firefighters were called to Shockey’s Trailer Court shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The Adair County coroner has identified the victims as 78-year-old Bernice Johnson and her 54-year-daughter, Lynice Newton. The coroner said Johnson lived in the mobile home. It’s not known if Newton was also a resident, or had been staying there temporarily.

Authorities said the fire started in the living room of the mobile home, which had multiple working smoke detectors.


Information from: KTVO-TV, https://www.ktvotv3.com

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