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2 die in weekend fires in Jacksonville

December 3, 2013
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police have identified the victims of two fires in Jacksonville.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports 68-year-old Walter Thomas Lee died Saturday when his travel trailer caught fire.

Fire officials say either a propane heater or oxygen tank caused the fire. No foul play is expected.

On Sunday, 43-year-old Kathy Lorraine Johnson was found dead in her room above Greybeard's Tavern, where she also was employed.

Officials say patrons and employees smelled smoke but thought food was being cooked. A toaster oven was taken outside, but the smell continued. That's when a search uncovered Johnson's body in one of the buildings three upstairs room.

Authorities don't suspect foul play.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,



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