Woman, 88, identified as victim who died in De Soto fire

One person has been reported dead following a fatal fire overnight in De Soto.
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 8:13 AM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 12:29 PM CDT
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DE SOTO, Mo. (KMOV) - An 88-year-old woman died following a fatal fire in De Soto early Thursday morning.

Authorities say the call came out just after midnight for a single-family house fire in the 4000 block of Dock Drive. Crews arrived to find the home fully involved with flames shooting through the roof. Tuesday, police identified the victim as Sally Bene.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but it is believed that it started in a bedroom and was accidental.