Fire Victim Identified As Investigation Continues

Photos courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
Photos courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office

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.

LaPorte Fire 1Foul play is not suspected, and the cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious, according to investigators.