Officials Release Name of Victims in Arlington Fire

Three people were killed, and three others were hurt, in a mobile home fire early Saturday near Arlington. (Photo courtesy Fayette County Sheriff's Office)


By Aaron Hepker

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ARLINGTON, Iowa - Authorities have released the names of three people killed in a fire that consumed their Fayette County trailer home.

Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher identified the victims of Saturday morning's fire as Gerald Rodenberg, 73, Henry Rodenberg, 6, and Ian Rodenberg, 5. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff says three other people were hurt. He identified them as Ian Patrick Rodenberg, 32, Julia Rodenberg, 32, and Christopher Rodenberg, 9. Their conditions and details of their injuries were not released. At least two were taken to an Oelwein hospital.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. Saturday. The sheriff's office said the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters from four departments arrived. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

All six victims lived there.

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