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Crews discover body battling fire near Reinbeck


One man is dead after a fire in rural Reinbeck Friday night.

The Reinbeck Fire Department was called to a fire on Diagonal Road around 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Firemen arrived to find several hay bales on fire near a gas barrel.

As they were putting out the fire, they discovered a dead body on the ground near the bales.

The victim has been identified as 81-year-old Robert Billerbeck of Reinbeck.

Investigators are waiting for autopsy results, but the Grundy County Sheriff's office does not believe that the death is suspicious at this time.

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