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Mobile home fire leaves one dead in Ontario

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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:01 am

ONTARIO — Sally Ann Hardy, 66, Ontario, was pronounced dead at the scene of a mobile home fire at around 4 p.m. Friday in Ontario.

The Ontario Fire Department received a call at 3:43 p.m. that same day to a mobile home fire at 450 S.E. 5th Avenue in Ontario.

Upon arrival and an initial knockdown of the fire, responders found Hardy who appeared to be unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire was extinguished at 3:56 p.m.. The home was a complete loss and it was noted that the home did not have a smoke detector. No other homes were threatened and firefighters were not injured. An adult cat and kittens died inside the home as a result of the fire.

The matter remains under investigation by the OFD and Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the cause of the fire. The Ontario Police Department and Malheur County Medical Examiner are investigating the death.

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