MONROE – The Union County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a fire that killed one woman Jan. 25 at the 3200 block of Old Charlotte Highway.
Monroe Fire received the call at 12:22 a.m. and was at the scene within five minutes to find it fully engulfed. Firefighters suppressed the flames, entered the home and found a deceased body.
The victim was identified as 43-year-old Shari Shawnell Ray.
Monroe Fire, Monroe Police, Union County Fire Marshal and N.C. Fire Marshal are not only investigating the cause of the fire, but if the home was equipped with smoke detectors.
No nearby structures were affected by the fire.