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UPDATE: Sheriff identifies man found in home of Dakota City fire

Fire crews respond to structure fire in Dakota City

UPDATE:

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office says the victim from the January 11th fire in rural Dakota County has been identified as, Calvin C. Clark, 29 of Macy, NE.

No more information is available at this time.


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JANUARY 12, 2018: The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a body was found following a house fire on Highway 77 yesterday.

The body was found during the course of fighting the fire.

An autopsy determined that the cause of death was smoke inhalation and no foul play is suspected.

The body is believed to be that of a Native American male.

The homeowner was not in town at the time of the fire and said no one should be in the home.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is continuing this investigation to determine the identification of this victim.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Dakota City Fire and Rescue Department, Dakota County Attorney’s Office and Nebraska State Fire Marshall.

JANUARY 11, 2018:

There were no injuries after a house fire this morning on the 1900 block of Hwy 77 just south of Dakota City.

When fire crews arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed.

Dakota City Fire Department says that no one was home at the time of the fire.

The residents that live there were not at home at the time the fire broke out.

The home is a total loss.

No cause has been given, but officials think it may have started in the attic.

Homer Fire Department and South Sioux City Fire Rescue were on scene assisting.


THURSDAY MORNING:

Just about 8:45 am this morning fire crews for called to a structure fire on Highway 77.

Witnesses say they saw smoke coming from the structure.

When crews arrived, flames were seen coming through the roof.

Siouxland News has a crew on scene and will update this story as more information is released.

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