Wed., 10:19am: UPDATE2 Fire victim identified

BRISTOL — Fire officials identified the victim in this morning’s fatal fire as 76-year-old Shirley Conley.

Crews were called about 7 a.m. when they found the house at 1838 Housel Craft Road engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze firefighters found Conley’s body in the back of the house around 8:30 a.m.

Family at the scene speculated that a space heater, which they said the woman was using because she didn’t have heat, caused the fire. Fire officials said the cause is still under investigation.

Several surrounding fire departments assisted in battling the fire and recovering the victim’s body.

Updates will be posted when available. Complete coverage will appear in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle print edition.