CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The identity of a woman killed in a fire in Allenville has been released.
Cape Girardeau Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Goin says the victim is Angela Schlimme, 43, of Allenville.
She lived in the mobile home at 466 Penny Street.
Delta and Whitewater fire departments responded arrived on scene around 6:35 a.m.
One man who lives nearby says he helped put out the flames.
"When I arrived the whole end was engulfed," Phil Thompson said. "I thought 'Is anybody in there?' But it was so bad already that there was no way that we could get in. It was already that gone."
Thompson says in a small town like Allenville, a tragedy like this affects the whole town.
"I'm just so sorry that she lost her life. It's just heart-wrenching to know. It makes it hard for the holidays," Thompson said.
The state fire marshal is investigating a cause.
No one else was in the home. Several relatives had been staying with her over the past few days, but they were not with her Thursday night.
Her body was taken to Amick-Barnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Goins says the cause of death is carbon monoxide poisoning from the fire.
No one else was injured. The home was a total loss.
Schlimme's pet cat was also killed in the fire.