UPDATE: According to a press release from the Burlington Fire Department, the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office in Ankeny identified the body as Lisa Joy McCoy, 54. The Medical Examiner determined that McCoy died as a result of smoke inhalation. McCoy was the sole occupant of the home.
The Burlington Fire Department was called for a mobile home fire at 2:37 a.m. Thursday, January 6.
Firefighters arrived at 2:46 a.m. to the scene at 14876 Washington Road, Lot 193, West Burlington and found the mobile home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters and deputies worked to determine if anyone was inside the mobile home, and the fire was brought under control by 3:18 a.m.
During a search of the mobile home, a body was found. The body was removed and taken to the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for identification.
The mobile home is owned by Homes in Iowa and is managed by Timberline Estates. Damage
estimates are still being assessed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department, Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Ten Burlington firefighters responded to the initial call and were assisted by firefighters from
Danville, Gladstone, Mediapolis and West Burlington. Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office and the Secondary Roads Department, Alliant Energy and REC also assisted at the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene at 8:35 a.m.