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Sheriff ID's victim found in Dakota City, NE home following house fire

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NEAR DAKOTA CITY, NE (KTIV) -

The Dakota County Sheriff said the body found inside a Dakota City, Nebraska home after a fire is that of a Macy man. 

The sheriff said firefighters found 29-year-old Calvin C. Clark on January 11 inside the home at 1906 Highway 77. 

The sheriff said crews were called to the home after a fire had broken out.

During the course of fighting the fire, Clark's body was found.

The body was transported to Sioux City for an autopsy.

The Sheriff said Clark died from smoke inhalation and foul play is not suspected.

The home's owners were in Arizona at the time of the fire and said no one was supposed to be home at the time of the fire. 

The sheriff said this is all the information being released at this time. 


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Investigators confirm a body has been found in the rubble of a home destroyed by fire in Dakota City, Nebraska.

The fire broke out on Thursday morning inside 1906 Highway 77.

Although no one was home at the time of the fire, investigators later discovered the body of a Native American male in the rubble.

Investigators say the man, who hasn't been identified, died of smoke inhalation. No foul play is suspected.

The Dakota County Sheriff is working on identifying the body found the fire. The sheriff says the homeowner, who's in Arizona, reported that there wasn't supposed to be anyone in the house.

Investigators continue to search for a cause for the fire.


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Fire crews remain at the scene at this hour of a blaze that has destroyed a house near Dakota City, Nebraska.

It was called in shortly after 8:30 Thursday morning by a passerby who saw smoke pouring from the home a mile south of town on Highway 77.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were coming out the roof.

As you can see, the house quickly became fully engulfed in flames.

The fire department from Homer was called in to assist.

A man who says he is the brother of the homeowner told our KTIV crew at the scene that nobody was inside at the time and the homeowners are in Arizona right now.

As we said, fire crews remain at the scene at this hour.

There's no indication yet what may have started the fire.

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