Christmas Morning Fire Claims 4 Lives in Eastern Iowa

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 25, 2017US News
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Christmas Morning Fire Claims 4 Lives in Eastern Iowa

BLUE GRASS, Iowa — Authorities say a house fire discovered early Christmas morning has claimed four lives in eastern Iowa.

The city of Blue Grass Police Department said in a news release that fire trucks were sent to the ranch-style house a little after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The department says that of the four people inside when the blaze erupted, one managed to make it outside but died later at a hospital. The three others died inside.

Officials say one of the four occupants was able to escape the fire, but later died at the hospital.

Posted by KWQC TV-6 News on Monday, December 25, 2017

None of their names have been released. Police say the state Fire Marshal Division has joined the investigation of the fire’s cause.

Blue Grass is a community of about 1,500 residents 147 miles (237 kilometers) east of Des Moines.

**** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ****On December 25th, 2017 at approximately 12:34 AM, Blue Grass Fire Department, Buffalo…

Posted by Blue Grass, Iowa Police Department on Monday, December 25, 2017

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