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Cedar Rapids man dies in morning house fire

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

An 81-year-old man is dead after a morning house fire in Cedar Rapids.

Crews were called to the 3600 block of Western Pine Drive NE just before 7:00 Monday morning. The Linn County Medical Examiner's Office confirms that Ronald Gillen, 81, died. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. Officials say neighbors were helping Daphne Gillen, 76, in the driveway when firefighters arrived.

Crews found the man in the corner of a back bedroom on the second floor. The Linn County Medical Examiner's Office says the man died at the home. That woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 

No word on the woman's condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


 

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