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Investigation underway after fire in Fairfax kills one

Published: Dec. 19, 2020 at 2:52 AM CST
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FAIRFAX, Iowa (KCRG) - A late-night building fire in Fairfax killed a man and displaced several others, according to authorities.

At around 10:06 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency responders were sent to a report of a fire at 331 Vanderbilt Street in Fairfax, the location of a six-unit apartment building. Smoke and flames were visible to those who arrived at the scene.

Officials said that a man was found dead in an upstairs apartment in the building. His name is not being released at this time.

Sheriff Rescue 57, the Fairfax Fire Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, and Area Ambulance Service were involved in the emergency response.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing between the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal.

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