STONE COUNTY, Mo- The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District got a call about a brush fire around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The one acre fire happened at Curry Lane and Highway Y in Reeds Spring and crews showed up after a resident made a call about smoke approaching the house.
When crews got there, they did a scan and noticed a rise in activity in the middle of the fire.
Crews then found a female body where the flair up happened. It appeared that she was doing yard work at the time of the fire and was not able to escape. Fire crews found yard tools around the area.
The woman has been identified as 71-year-old Christine Kendrick Shorey.
According to officials, the fire originated about 130 feet from her home and the Shorey was found about 20 feet away from her home.