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Man taken to hospital after fire at northeast Iowa house

January 15, 2019

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters battling a house fire in northeast Iowa have pulled an unconscious man to safety.

Evansdale firetrucks were sent to the home around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor called 911 to report smelling smoke. Evansdale Fire Chief Ryan Phillips says the man was found in the living room of the one-story structure and was taken to a hospital. His name hasn’t been released.

The fire cause is being investigated. It appears to have started in the kitchen.

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