A 71-year-old man was found dead at the site of a fire in Marshalltown early Sunday morning.
According to a press release issued by the Marshalltown Fire Department, the MFD, Marshalltown Police Department and UnityPoint EMS responded to a call for service on the 800 block of North Center Street just after 5 a.m. in the morning. from the house, and neighbors said they heard banging and screaming for help coming from inside the building.
The fire team pulled out a window and began to extinguish from outside the house, and when they finally managed to get in, they discovered the body of the deceased man.
The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident and the results are pending. At the time of going to press, the identity of the deceased had not yet been disclosed due to a pending autopsy report.
MFD Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Cross could not be reached immediately for further comment.