Authorities say a Benton County woman died in a house fire after re-entering the residence.

The Benton County sheriff's office says 76-year-old Barbara A. Beeson, of Warsaw died Saturday afternoon after her home caught fire. At some point, Beeson re-entered the home.

Benton County Central Dispatch received an 911 call reference to a cover fire at 25745 Beeson Boulevard. It was then advised that a cover fire ignited the residence.

Osage Valley Fire Protection District along with Lincoln Fire Protection District and the Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene to find the residence fully engulfed in flames.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate the circumstances of the fire. At this time there are no suspicious circumstances involved, the sheriff's office said.


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