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Woman dies in house fire in Hartsburg

Monday, October 10, 2011 | 1:05 p.m. CDT; updated 10:22 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 10, 2011

HARTSBURG — Boone County fire officials said a woman died in a house fire.

The Columbia Tribune reports that the fire was reported Monday morning in a home east of Hartsburg.

Capt. Roger Mertensmeyer of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District said the victim was found in the living room.

A passerby reported the fire. Damage was reported to the front of the house, and the roof collapsed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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