Victims identifed, arrest made in fatal apartment fire
COLUMBIA - Two victims have been identified in a fatal aprtment fire Thursday.
45-year-old Willie E. Wright and 30-year-old Lauren K. Ballew were found dead by members of the Boone County Fire Protection District in the bathroom on the second floor of Phenora Oaks apartment complex.
28-year old Ashley A. Jones has been taken into custody, accused of resisting arrest.
Officers think the fire started in her apartment that is located on the first floor of the complex.
Firefighters, sheriff's deputies and other emergency personnel arrived to the fire shorty after 5:30 a.m.
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