UPDATE: No evidence fatal fire was intentionally set

An elderly woman, along with her dog, died following a camper fire Sunday night.

Posted: Jan 23, 2018 2:15 PM

MOOREVILLE, Miss. ( WTVA) - A Mooreville woman is dead following a Sunday night camper fire off State Park Road. 

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green says the incident happened around 7:15 p.m.

The woman who lived in the camper died in the fire alongside her dog. Green later identified the woman as 66-year-old Gwendolyn Lyle.

The Lee County Sheriff's Department is investigating the fire. Green says she expects the Fire Marshal's Office will investigate the scene as well. 

On Tuesday, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson stated preliminary reports indicate the fire started somewhere near the bed. 

"There is no evidence the fire was intentionally set," he said.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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