CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Authorities have released the identity of the person who died in an early morning fire in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
49-year-old Deena Williams died in the fire, which broke out at a home on Highway V in Cape County.
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary said goodbye to Williams in a Facebook post saying she was a part of the team's family.
Authorities say they got the call at 5:12 a.m. on Tuesday and crews were on the scene within 10 minutes. When they arrived, the house was already engulfed in heavy smoke and flames. The highway was completely blocked off as crews battled the blaze.
No fire fighters were hurt and the fire marshal is investigating.
Crews from East County, Fruitland and Gordonville all responded.