Victim of Inver Grove Heights house fire identified

The victim of an Aug. 24 house fire on Delilah Avenue in Inver Grove Heights has been identified.

According to a Hennepin County Medical Examiner press release, Judy Lawrence, 69, died of smoke inhalation and thermal injures in the residential fire.

Around 9:20 p.m., Inver Grove Heights fire and police were dispatched to a house fire on Delilah Avenue. According to city a press release, within one minute, an officer arrived and reported the house was engulfed in flames. The officer attempted to enter and look for anyone inside, but was unable to due to heat and smoke. 

The Inver Grove Heights Fire Department arrived roughly 10 minutes after the initial call. Firefighters searched the house and found Lawrence's body.

Fire Chief Judy Thill said on Aug. 29 the cause of the fire is still being investigated. The state fire marshal is investigating as well. 

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