Officials identify victim in fatal West Burlington mobile fire

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WEST BURLINGTON — Officials have released the name of the victim in a recent, fatal mobile home fire.

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office in Ankeny has identified Lisa Joy McCoy, 54, as the victim in the fire. The medical examiner determined that McCoy died as a result of smoke inhalation.

McCoy was the sole occupant of the mobile home, located at lot 193 at the Timberline Estates Mobile Home Park at 14876 Washington Road, rural West Burlington in Flint River Township.

At 2:37 a.m. on Jan. 6, the Burlington Fire Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff's office responded to a report of a mobile home fire at that location.

When crews arrived, they found the trailer fully engulfed by fire.

During the search of the home, McCoy's body was located and removed. McCoy's body was later transported to the Iowa Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny for identification

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department, the Des Moines County Sheriff’s office, and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office.

The mobile home is owned by Homes in Iowa and is managed by Timberline Estates. The mobile home is considered a total loss and is insured.

Ten Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by firefighters from Danville, Gladstone, Mediapolis and West Burlington.

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office and the Secondary Roads Department, Alliant Energy, and REC also assisted at the scene.

This article originally appeared on The Hawk Eye: Officials release name of victim in West Burlington mobile home fire

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