Two dead in house fire

Two individuals passed away in a fire Thursday night. The Missouri Division of Fire Safety is investigating. “Because of the extent of the damage,” says a release from DFS,” the cause of the fatal fire…is undetermined.”
The Peace Valley – White Church Volunteer Fire Department requested that the division investigate the residential fire at 7799 County Road 1940, near West Plains. 
The fire was reported to 911 at 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 14. DFS received the request to investigate the fire at 12:33 a.m. on Dec. 15. The DFS investigator arrived at the scene at 1:13 a.m.
The bodies of two people were recovered in the residence. Sherry Lynn Robinson, 58, and Larry Charles Collins, 51, perished in the fire. 
One of the victims had already been located when the DFS investigator arrived at the scene. The body of the second victim was located at about 4:58 a.m., following an extensive search. DFS has requested autopsies be performed. No one else was injured in the fire. 
The residence consisted of two attached single-wide mobile homes. The structure is considered a total loss.
The Howell County Rural Fire Protection District, Pomona Fire Protection District and Mountain View Fire Department assisted in fighting the fire. The Howell County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the fire.    
 
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