Victim of Hartsburg house fire identified

HARTSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a house fire that killed a central Missouri woman.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday said Kathy Pruitt died in the fire at a home east of Hartsburg that she owned with her husband, Robert Pruitt.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office said investigators haven’t determined a cause but nothing suspicious has been found.

The fire was reported by a passerby Monday morning. Pruitt was found dead in the living room. Three dogs also died in the fire.

The Columbia Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/o67Jnt) that the home was a total loss.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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