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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, November 4, 2010

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(515) 725-6189 - office


Seymour, IOWA --- The State Fire Marshal Division was called in to assist with a fire investigation in Seymour, Iowa. The Seymour Fire Department was called at 11:09 p.m., on November 3, 2010, with reports of a fire at 3349 Edison Road.

Two occupants were inside the home when the fire was discovered. One person was able to get out of the house safely, while the other person died. The name of the deceased is not being released pending the notification of family.

The preliminary cause of the fire is undetermined. The structure sustained extensive fire and smoke damage.

In addition to the Seymour Fire Department and the State State Fire Marshal Division, other responding agencies include the Seymour Police Department and First Responders, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Ambulance, Centerville Fire Department, Unionville, Missouri, Fire Department, Allerton Fire Department and the Cincinnati Fire Department.


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