House fire kills Fairbury man

September 27, 2018

A man died in a house fire on the south side of Fairbury late Tuesday, according to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Gary Nolte, 67, was pronounced dead at Jefferson Community Health Center shortly after the fire was reported at 10:45 p.m.

Fairbury Rural Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairbury Police Department all responded.

Fire marshal’s investigators believe the fire was accidental and caused by a burning candle.

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