Woman who died in Lacey house fire identified

OlympianNovember 12, 2013 

A woman who died in a Lacey house fire Saturday has been identified as Joy Ireland, 59, according to Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock.

Investigators determined that the fire a residence in the 1200 block of Marvin Road SE likely started in a kitchen area and may have been caused by an electrical malfunction.

Three adults who were in the home were able to escape unharmed, but Ireland was asleep in a bedroom and did not make it outside, Lacey Fire Battalion Chief Steve Crimmins said.

Ireland died of smoke inhalation, Warnock said.


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