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Coroner identifies body found in West Burlington trailer fire

Lisa McCoy, 54, of West Burlington was found dead after a fire early Thursday morning, Jan. 6 in her home on Washington Road.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — UPDATE (Jan. 14): The Burlington Fire Department on Friday, Jan. 14 released the name of the person whose remains were found last Thursday morning in a burning mobile home located on Washington Road in West Burlington.

According to a release from the fire department, the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny identified the body as 54-year-old Lisa Joy McCoy. Her cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation, and she was the sole resident of the mobile home.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Friday, according to the department.

ORIGINAL (Jan. 6): Firefighters discovered a body early Thursday morning during the search of a burning mobile home in rural West Burlington.

The Burlington Fire Department, according to a news release, responded to a mobile home fire at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 on the 14000 block of Washington Road in the Flint River Township. The home was fully engulfed in flames and sustained extensive damage.

Crews were able to control the fire by about 3:20 a.m., according to the department.

Firefighters and deputies worked together to search the home for anyone inside when they found a body. The body was later taken to the Iowa Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny for identification.

According to the department, the cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Thursday afternoon.

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