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Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

Update: Grant County Sheriff's Office Coroner has identified 84-year-old Lora Smart as the person who died in Thursday's house fire on Fairview drive just west of Moses Lake. 

Coronoer Craig Morrison says Smart died due to smoke inhalation. 

"I was deeply deeply saddened when I learned of this tragic fire," said Sheriff Tom Jones. "Please join me by saying a prayer for Lorna Smart's loved ones."

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Previous Coverage: One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. 

Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

At this time, the deceased has not been identified, but it is believed to be the person who lived in the home. 

Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison will conduct an autopsy and confirm the identity of the person. 

The Grant County Fire Marshal and the Grant County Sheriff's Office are investigating. 

The home was destroyed. 

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