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Officials: 2 die in eastern Iowa house fire

August 14, 2019

FRUITLAND, Iowa (AP) — Officials in eastern Iowa say two people have died in a house fire.

Television station KWQC reports the fire broke out Wednesday morning in a home in Fruitland, which is about 7 miles (11.26 kilometers) southwest of Muscatine.

Arriving firefighters found flames coming from the north side of the home. Officials say two people died in the fire. The victims’ identities had not been released by Wednesday evening.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within half an hour. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire..

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Information from: KWQC-TV, http://www.kwqc.com

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