Fire Officials this morning continue to investigate the cause of a deadly weekend fire in Winger.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, a body was found Saturday in the rubble of the fire inside a rural home on 460th Street South East.

Sheriff’s Deputies say crews arrived to find two, separate fires in progress, one inside the residence, the other in a shop on the property.

Fire Fighters put out both fires, with the body discovered inside the home.

Officials say their initial investigation does not indicate any sign of foul play, however an autopsy has been ordered and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The fire was the second of the weekend for Polk County Officials, with the State Fire Marshall called in to also investigate a “structure fire” Friday north of Euclid in Angus Township. Warren Fire Fighters arrived to find a “shed” fully engulfed in flames and threatening a near-by building.

Crews quickly got the blaze under control. The shed with all it’s contents, including miscellaneous farm equipment is believed to be a total loss. Damage to the second building is described as “minor.”

No injuries were reported.


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