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One Person Dies in Weekend Northeast Iowa House Fire

A northeast Iowa woman has died in a weekend house fire.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a residential structure fire in the 700 block of East Cedar Street in Quasqueton, just after 3 am Sunday morning.  

Sheriff’s Deputies and Quasqueton Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene, where flames were observed coming from windows and soffit of the residence. Two bystanders stated that a female lived at the residence and that the flames were in the window believed to be her bedroom.  

Due to significant heat and smoke, no immediate entry could be safely made.  Once the fire was contained, emergency personnel located a female inside the residence.  Life-saving measures were attempted, but 69-year-old Kathryn Crawford of Quasqueton was later pronounced deceased.  

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

The Independence and Winthrop fire departments and AMR Ambulance Service also assisted at the scene.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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