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UPDATE: Deadly Fire At Priest Lake

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BONNER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:

The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the victim in a fatal fire that occurred on December 30, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the Priest Lake area. 

The victim was identified as Shirley McDonald, 73 years of age. The cause and origin of this fire is still under investigation.  At this time, it appears there was no foul play or intentional setting of the fire.

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PRIEST LAKE, Idaho (AP) - Bonner County officials say a woman has died in a fire in northern Idaho.
   
Sheriff Daryl Wheeler tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that the fire broke out at the McDonald Logging Co. in Priest Lake at about 6 p.m. Monday and destroyed the living quarters of the building.
   
Wheeler says Ron and Shirley McDonald were both home at the time. However, officials are awaiting autopsy results before identifying the victim.
   
West Priest Lake Fire District Chief Tim Ventres says Shirley McDonald was in the house preparing dinner and doing the company's financial record keeping while her husband was working in a shop when a passer-by noticed the flames and alerted Ron McDonald.
   
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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KHQ.COM - A volunteer firefighter in Priest Lake says an elderly woman has been found dead after a fire broke out along Highway 57. The blaze broke out around 6pm on Monday. The building is part home and part office.

Firefighters fought the blaze into the night. 

The fire destroyed the living part of the building. Foul play has been ruled out. It's not clear how the fire started. We'll post more details as we get them.


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