Woman, child killed in central Missouri fire

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BARNETT, Mo. (AP) _ A woman and a child are dead after a fire at a central Missouri duplex.

KRCG-TV (http://bit.ly/1vMHt6p ) reports a passing motorist saw the fire at 6:45 a.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 52 in Barnett and contacted emergency crews.

Morgan County Coroner Bill Jones says the bodies of a woman and girl were found in the fire, which was located in an upstairs apartment. He said he didn’t know if the two victims were related.

Their names had not been released as of Friday night.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze.