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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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May 15, 2017


Guthrie Center House Fire - UPDATE

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa -- On May 15th at 12:27 AM, the Guthrie Center Fire Department was dispatched to 1005 Main Street in Guthrie Center for a house fire.  They were assisted by the Panora Fire Department, Panora Ambulance and Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies. 

One person was critically injured and transported by air to Omaha, Nebraska, where they remain hospitalized.  Two other individuals died as a result of the fire and their positive identifications will be made during autopsies that will conducted later this week by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

An investigation into the fire is being conducted by the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, as well as the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

It is asked that anyone who may have information related to this investigation call the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office at (641) 747-2214.

Media Point of Contact: Iowa DCI Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt (402) 650-7458.



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