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Victim Identified In Fatal RV Fire

Morro Bay, CA — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Division has identified the decedent in Monday night’s motor home fire as 73-year-old Karen Moreland, of Morro Bay.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and there are no indications of foul play at this time.  Moreland died in a recreational vehicle fire located just outside Morro Bay at the Rancho Colina Mobile Home Park in the 1000 block of Atascadero Road.

Firefighters arrived within minutes and reported smoke coming from inside the recreational vehicle.  The recreational vehicle appeared to be used as a permanent residence.  Bystanders had started fire suppression using garden hoses.  A cat and dog were able to escape unharmed.   

CAL FIRE investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen area.  Two smoke alarms in the recreational vehicle were reported not to be in working order because of no batteries.   

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