SOUTHINGTON - A local woman who died in a house fire over the weekend has been identified as Loretta Miron.
Firefighters responded to Miron’s home Saturday shortly before 10 p.m. at 630 Prospect St., to find that she was the only person in the burning house. She was found in the kitchen and taken to an area hospital. She was pronounced dead on Sunday.
The blaze took firefighters hours to extinguish.
Miron, 78, died of complications from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. Her death was accidental. Police have said there is no criminal aspect to the fire.
Miron’s pet dog also died in the fire.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Town property records list Miron as the owner of the single-family, ranch-style home. The brick home was built in 1968.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.