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SLO woman found dead in fire died of natural causes

Judith Ann Ashlock was found dead after a fire at her home in the 1000 block of Stephanie Drive in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Judith Ann Ashlock was found dead after a fire at her home in the 1000 block of Stephanie Drive in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Police have identified a San Luis Obispo woman who was found dead in her burning mobile home Jan. 19.

At 10:13 p.m., responders from the police and fire departments arrived on the 1000 block of Stephanie Drive after reports of a fire alarm going off in a home. Shortly after firefighters began battling the blaze, they found the sole occupant, Judith Ann Ashlock, inside. Attempts to save Ashlock’s life were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities believe Ashlock, 69, had been cooking when she suffered a “massive medical issue” and fell onto the stove, causing the fire to break out, San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Chad Pfarr said.

Ashlock died of the medical issue and was not killed by the fire, Pfarr said.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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