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Man dies after fire at his home in northeast Iowa

January 16, 2019

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man pulled unconscious from his burning home in northeast Iowa has died.

He was identified as 30-year-old Albert Schmitt.

Firetrucks were sent to the Evansdale home around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor called 911 to report smelling smoke. Evansdale Fire Chief Ryan Phillips says Schmitt was found in the living room of the one-story structure and was taken to a hospital. He was pronounced dead there.

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

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