FARMINGTON – A woman was found dead inside a house after a fire earlier this week, according to the Bloomfield Police Department.
Officers were called for a structure fire at the intersection of U.S. Highway 550 and Illinois in Bloomfield around 10 a.m. Monday, according to a statement by the department Monday. The woman, described as elderly, was found dead inside when officers arrived. Both San Juan County Fire Department and Bloomfield Fire Department responded to the scene.
The department said the San Juan County fire marshal and Bloomfield police detectives are conducting an investigation into the fire, but as of Monday, they had not found anything suspicious. The Bloomfield Police Department could not be reached for comment Friday.
In the statement, Bloomfield Police Department Chief David Karst said, “On behalf of the Bloomfield Police Department, we would like to express our condolences to the family during this tragic event.”