One found dead at the scene of a ditch fire in Linn County

Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 4:42 PM CDT
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - Authorities are investigating after emergency crews responding to a ditch fire in rural Marion discovered a female dead at the scene.

At 3:14 P.M. on Sunday, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the 3000 block of Gillmore Road for a field fire out of control.

When crews arrived, they discovered a ditch fire that had spread out of control with the female that was attending the fire down on the ground, engulfed in flames and smoke.

The female received fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Officials are withholding the name of the female, pending notification of next of kin.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sheriff Rescue 57, Marion Fire, Alburnett Fire, and Area Ambulance all responded to the incident.

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