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Authorities identify victim in deadly Sheldon fire

Officials with the Sheldon Fire Company says a house fire was reported early Monday morning,...
Officials with the Sheldon Fire Company says a house fire was reported early Monday morning, and resulted in one fatality.(Sheldon Fire Co.)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 9:36 PM CDT
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SHELDON, Iowa (KTIV) - The person killed in a fatal structure fire in northwest Iowa has been identified by authorities.

According to the Sheldon Fire Company, the person was identified as 60-year-old Marlyn Anderson. No information has been released on the cause of death.

The fire was reported just after midnight on April 25 in Sheldon. Authorities say when firefighters got to the scene, they discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from an apartment building. Firefighters tried to enter the building but were pushed back by the heavy smoke and heat. Additional fire departments from the area were called in for assistance with the fire.

After the fire was under control, officials searched the scene and found Anderson’s body. The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa for positive identification and autopsy.

The fire also did damage to neighboring apartments, resulting in 11 people being displaced.

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