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Fire Death

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Fire Death

Sioux Rapids, IA (KICD) — Authorities respond to a body on fire.

Around 7:39-pm Tuesday, the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Office were sent to 1438 Highway 10, in rural Sioux Rapids.  Upon arrival deputies and Sioux Rapids Fire personnel found a man unresponsive and fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished, and the 64-year old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  His body was taken to Ankeny by Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The victims name is being held pending notification of family members.  Also assisting at the scene was the Sioux Rapids Sioux Rapids and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Ambulances, and Sioux Rapids Police.  The matter remains under investigation.