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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