Victim identified in Blue Grass house fire

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BLUE GRASS, Iowa -- Update: The body found in a burning Blue Grass, Iowa home last week has been identified.

Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane says the victim was 59-year-old Cynthia Webb of Blue Grass.

An autopsy shows Webb died of thermal exposure and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Thursday night.

Webb was a long time employee at the Scott County Sheriff's Department, then she became an administrative assistant at the Davenport Police Department and City Hall.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Update: The Scott County Sheriff's Department says a house was fully engulfed in flames when Blue Grass and Buffalo Fire Departments responded to reports of a fire.

After the fire was put out, crews discovered an unidentifiable body.

Neighbors say the smoke from the fire rose far into the sky and that they could feel the heat from the flames when they were standing on the road near the house's driveway.

The Scott County Sheriff's Department is not releasing the name of the person found Thursday night. An autopsy has not been scheduled, but the name will be released after it's conducted.

The State Fire Marshall and the Blue Grass Fire Department are investigating the fire. The cause is still unknown.

Earlier: The Scott County Sheriff has confirmed an unrecognizably burned body was found inside a rural Scott County home after a house fire.

According to the sheriff's department, the fire occurred at 13308 95th Avenue in Scott County near Blue Grass Iowa.

WQAD was told the fire department received a call around 6:08 p.m.

Firefighters got the blaze under control but do not yet know the cause of the fire.

An autopsy was expected to be conducted in order to identify the victim.

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