Washington County woman dies in Sunday night house fire

jwarren@herald-leader.comApril 21, 2014 

The body of an 87-year-old woman was found inside a house that burned Sunday night in Willisburg in Washington County, Kentucky State Police said.

An investigation is continuing, but no foul play is suspected, according to the Columbia state police post.

Police identified the victim as Anna Lou Barr.

The fire was reported about 11:45 p.m. Sunday at Barr's home at 2421 Main Street in Willisburg, according to Washington County Deputy Coroner Len Benedict. Barr lived alone, he said.

Barr died at the scene, according to police.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death. Barr was found near a door, Benedict said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

A state police detective and an arson investigator are investigating the case, state police said.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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