The house fire is under investigation.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23: The Missouri Division of Fire Safety investigator has listed the fire as accidental. He was not able to eliminate the fire being the result of an electrical cause in a bedroom used for storage.

INITIAL REPORT: Authorities have confirmed there was a fatal fire near Eldon Thursday morning. 

Kathy Irwin was the victim of the home fire near the El Rancho interchange, according to Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire.

He also confirmed that the sheriff’s office is investigating the incident in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

No other details are being released at this time.