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Man dead, woman hospitalized after house fire in Atlantic

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ATLANTIC (AP) -     Authorities say a man was found dead and a woman was hospitalized after fire at a house in the western Iowa city of Atlantic.

   Fire Chief Mark McNeese tells Omaha, Nebraska, television station KETV  that the fire started just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. McNeese says firefighters rescued the woman after entering the back of the home. She was flown to an Omaha hospital.

   Firefighters later found the man's body inside. The two victims' names haven't been released.

   McNeese says there's evidence that an explosion may have started the fire. The cause is being investigated.
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