Elderly woman dies in overnight Mexico fire
An elderly woman died in a house fire Monday night in Mexico, Mo.
According to the Mexico Public Safety Department, firefighters responded to the fire just before 11 p.m. on Elm Tree Drive. The caller reportedly stated that flames were coming out of the house to the back patio area.
Fire officials said the attached garage was fully engulfed in addition to the fire coming out of the back of the home. The blaze was eventually put out but the house was a total loss.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office and Mexico Public Safety were investigating the cause.