Authorities identify woman found dead in Lawrence County house fire


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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Fire crews were called to a fatal fire in Lawrence County early Saturday morning.

Caddo-Midway Administration Chief of Fire Department Darwin Clark confirmed that multiple fire departments were called to a residence around 3 a.m. on County Road 546.

When crews arrived, they say the home was fully engulfed. A woman was found dead in the home. Authorities have identified her as 40-year-old Rebecca Kay Johnson.

Initial callers reported they thought they heard an explosion but firefighters did not find any sign of an explosion during their initial investigation.

Johnson’s body was sent to the Alabama Department-Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for autopsy.

Officials say the fire is believed to be accidental but is under investigation by the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office.

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