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One woman dead after early morning house fire in Roy

Posted at 11:49 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 12:34:34-05

ROY, Utah — One woman is dead after a house fire early Sunday morning in Roy.

On Monday morning, Roy Police identified her as 60-year-old Jamie Allen.

The fire broke around 5 a.m. Sunday at a home at 4975 South and 2875 W.

After hours of stabilizing the home in order to proceed with the search, crews found Allen's body around 3 p.m. at the back of the home, possibly in a bedroom or bathroom.

"Due to the extent of the fire, we lost structural integrity of the home so we did have to do some shoring so we could get our firefighters inside so we could do further investigation to try to locate," said Leroy Gleichmann, Deputy Chief with Roy City Fire Department.

Allen lived alone with four cats, which are unaccounted for.

Neighbors were dreading the outcome all day, they say she was well-liked and played the organ at church every Sunday.

"Everybody here is really close with each other, I mean my kids play with these guys' kids, it's a pretty decent neighborhood so it's really sad to see this happen," said Gage Iverson, a neighbor.

The cause of the fire and the woman's death are still under investigation.