Local and state officials are investigating the discovery of a body following a Mason City house fire earlier this week.
Police and fire departments were called to the house fire in the 100 block of North Tennessee Avenue just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th. The Mason City Fire Department says firefighters found the deceased person after they were able to enter and search the home.
The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to identify the body and determine the cause of death.
The State Fire Marshal and the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Investigation are assisting with the investigation.