missouri house fire which killed a 96-year-old woman may have been caused by the electric blanket she used during the cold snap
The old woman during the cold spell in Missouri.
Lucille West died in a local hospital on Friday when she was found unconscious lying on the sofa in the lonely Jack\'s house.
She lives across the street from the fire department, and firefighters quickly control the fire.
However, it turns out that smoke and flames are too strong for older women to survive.
Fire Captain David Kelsey told Fox 4 that the heat source in her home was limited.
She is using natural gas space heaters and some other electric heaters as well as some electric blankets to keep the night warm.
Officials confirmed there were no smoke detectors in her house.
Just saw her one day-to-
Kelsey said that when I was in and out between the office and home, she was almost always outside when the weather was right.
\"If nothing else, we will exchange a wave as I pass.
We will miss her.
Neighbors say they keep warm at home with something similar.
This is very difficult, said neighbor John Cimino, especially if you have electric heating.
\"I have been heating with gas all my life. The electric heating is completely different.
It will not keep you warm.
According to investigators, West apparently kept the two blankets throughout the day, not just in the evening, but in what investigators thought was a blanket that caused a fire.
When the fire broke out on Friday, the temperature was around 27 degrees.