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Woman’s body found inside burning Burlington home

A body was discovered inside a burning Burlington, Iowa home that was heavily engulfed in smoke and flames.
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the intense heat and smoke.” The home was burning with heavy fire and smoke showing from the front windows.

Firefighters found the body of 55-year-old Marla Moyers inside the house.  She was the only person at home at the time of the fire; her husband and one child who also live there were not in the house.

“During the search of the house, firefighters discovered a body in the front living room on the first floor,” said Crooks’ statement.

Mrs. Moyers’ death was considered accidental; she died of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Crooks said.

It took about a  half-hour for firefighters to bring the fire under control.  The house was a total loss.  The cause of the fire remained under investigation, but was not suspicious, Crooks said.