Deceased Resident Result of House Fire

Louisa County Emergency Personnel responded to a reported house fire in Grandview. At 6:17am on Tuesday, October 31st, responders were dispatched to the 200 block of North Madison Street.

Upon arrival at 6:23am, a Louisa County Deputy was unable to make entry due to excessive heat and smoke. Soon after, Grandview firefighters arrived to fight heavy smoke and fire in the front part of the residence.

Further investigation found a deceased resident along with the family’s two dogs inside of the home.

The fire scene was handed over to the State of Iowa Fire Marshal’s office to complete the investigation. The cause of the fire and the cause of death are both pending results from the state evidence lab and the state medical examiner’s office. No foul play is suspected.

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office along with the following agencies assisted on this day; Grandview Fire Department, Letts Fire Department, Wapello Fire Department, Wapello Ambulance Service, Columbus Junction Fire Department, Louisa County Ambulance, Fruitland Fire Department, Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Communications Department, State of Iowa Fire Marshall Office, Iowa Division of Criminalistics Lab and State of Iowa Medical Examiner Office.