Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department are still looking into the cause of yesterday’s fatal mobile home fire. The Kingsford-Union and Kingsbury Fire Departments were initially dispatched to a medical alarm call at 9:19 a.m. at a home just outside of Kingsford Heights.
Smoke was coming from inside the trailer when they arrived. They found 73-year-old Frances Workman inside the home after they put the fire out. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan determined the cause of death to be smoke and soot inhalation and the manner of death to be accidental.