NORMAL — It will be sometime next week before fire investigators determine the origin and cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman.
Judith Dawson was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, shortly after firefighters pulled her from her burning home at 1313 Baugh Drive.
Normal Fire spokesman Matt Swaney told The Pantagraph on Saturday it would be next week before a determination on cause and origin would be made.
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Dawson, who lived alone, likely died from carbon monoxide intoxication after breathing in smoke and soot, McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder previously said.
The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. by a neighbor and a passerby who saw smoke pouring out of the one-story brick home. Arriving firefighters found flames coming from a window at the back of the house.