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UPDATE: Man killed in Readlyn fire

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Investigators have released the name of the man killed in a fire in Readlyn Sunday night. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner said Tuesday that 64-year-old Richard Elliot was found dead in the northeast Iowa home.

Elliot's autopsy results say he died from carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of smoke inhalation. The report says his manner of death is considered an accident.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but authorities do not suspect foul play.


A man is dead after a fire in Readlyn Sunday night. Officials say the fire started around 7 p.m. The house was already fully engulfed by the time they got there.

The man's name hasn't been released. His body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's office in Ankeny for an autopsy. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


An investigation is underway in Readlyn after a house fire where a man was reportedly trapped inside.

Fire crews were called right around 7 p.m. Sunday to an apartment in the 100 block of 3rd Street in Readlyn.

Neighbors say a man lives in the home and was reportedly trapped inside.

Fire crews and the Readlyn police chief would not tell our crew at the scene whether the man was able to make it out of the home.

Neighbors say the man lives alone in the apartment.

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