Investigators may know fire victims identity

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Investigators believe they know the identity of the woman whose body was found after fire destroyed a home in Cherokee County.

Investigators believe Anita Petty's body was found inside the house.

The fire happened Tuesday afternoon on FM 768, just outside of Rusk.

Authorities say the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but they have reason to believe an unattended cigarette started the fire.

Investigators say it appears the fire started in the back bedroom of the mobile home and Petty's body was found in the kitchen area.

A dog and cat were also found dead inside the home.

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