VICTIM IDENTIFIED: One dead in Springfield house fire

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UPDATE: The Springfield Police Department have identified the victim in the Springfield house fire.

Alice Hale, 66, was found dead inside the house fire that happened on Sept. 21, 2020, at 10:33 p.m., according to the Springfield Police Department.

SPD is considering circumstances surrounding her death to appear to be suspicious.

The Springfield Fire Department and the SPD are conducting an investigation on her death as well as to what started the fire.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Fire Department is fighting a house fire on 1700 West Lombard Street Monday, Sept. 21.

According to Fire Chief David Pennington, the fire is under control, but he believes they will be fighting the fire for “quite some time.”

Police officers arrived and set up crime scene tape. Battlefield fire is on the scene to support the Springfield Fire Department.

Pennington says there was one person in the house when the fire began, but there is no word on the individual’s injuries.

This is a developing story.

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