Saturday, November 6, 2010

Elderly Woman Dies in Seymour House Fire

Associated Press - 5 November 2010
  Seymour, Iowa -- The Iowa State Fire Marshall has identified an elderly woman who died in a house fire in Seymour.
  State officials said Friday that 86-year-old Genevieve [Rash] Mincks died in the Wednesday blaze in Wayne County. Fire authorities say two people were inside the Seymour home when the fire was found. One person was able to escape from the burning building.
  Officials say first responders found Mincks unresponsive. A cause of death is pending results from an autopsy.
  State officials say the home suffered extensive fire and smoke damage. A cause of the blaze is undetermined but under investigation.

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