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From KCOY-TV, Santa Maria:
The coroner's office said the person killed Monday night (Jan. 7) in a fire in Morro Bay, Calif., is 73-year old Karen Moreland. They said no foul play is suspected.
The RV involved in a deadly fire Monday night did not have any working smoke alarms.
Fire crews responded to the fire around 6:35 p.m. at the Rancho Colina Mobile Home Park.
A cat and dog escaped without any injuries but Moreland died because of injuries from the fire.
Officials say the smoke alarms in the RV did not have batteries.
CAL FIRE Captain Zach Nichols told Central Coast News, "We found two smoke detectors. They both did not have batteries. They both did not go off. Smoke detectors save lives absolutely. Any kind of smoke, however this started, they would have been able to alert the occupant and they would have got out."
Cal Fire Investigators and the San Luis Obispo County Fire Strike Team have determined that the fire began in the kitchen area of the RV. The cause is still under investigation.
From The Associated Press:
Cleanup of wildfire damage has begun at Chadron State Park in northwestern Nebraska.
Mike Groenewold with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission told Chadron radio station KCSR-AM that cleanup will continue through the end of February. The project will consist of felling and cutting up trees that were damaged in a wildfire last August that burned more than 91 square miles in the region.
Games and Parks crews will be piling the trees and burning them daily as weather permits. No piles will be lit on weekends, but officials warn that area residents may see smoke coming from Chadron State Park due to smoldering piles.