Mobile Home Fire Kills 2 in Kirksville
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 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.