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Western Iowa Officials Investigate Fire That Destroyed House

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GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a man's home in western Iowa near the Nebraska border on New Year's Eve.

The Mills County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that officers responded late Tuesday to a call from a security company about an alarm going off at the home near the Highway 370 toll bridge.

They found several alarms going off and the home filled with smoke, and several local fire departments responded to the scene.

Homeowner Gerald Nibbe tells the Omaha World Herald that he's lived in the home since the 1970s, and that he was visiting his son in Omaha at the time of the blaze.

The 69-year-old says two classic cars located in a garage next to the house were also damaged.

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