Fire officials release victim's identity in deadly house fire in Bolivar

Published: Feb. 5, 2018 at 6:24 PM CST
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The Bolivar Fire Department is investigating a deadly house fire.

The fire happened Monday morning around 10 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Morrisville Road. Fire Chief Jim Ludden says a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the home and called 911.

Firefighters found the body of Amanda Ward, 29, in the house. It is unclear if anyone else lived at the house.

Chief Ludden says there is no cause yet to what started the fire. Investigators with the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office have been on the scene.