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Investigation underway after man dies in Idaho Falls house fire

Courtesy Idaho Falls Fire Department
IDAHO FALLS — A man is dead after firefighters pulled his body from an Idaho Falls mobile home engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon.
Around 1:30 p.m., firefighters rushed to the blaze at a home on the 2000 block of Iona Road, according to Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon. The fire consumed the home and by the time firefighters put out the fire, 61-year-old Jarius H. Hansen had died inside.
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“The cause of the fire and the cause of death are under investigation by Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and IFFD’s Fire Prevention/Investigations Division and no further information is available at this time,” a news release from the Fire Department and Sheriff’s office says.
An off-duty Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain happened to be in the area at the time of the fire and was one of the first on scene. By the time the Captain arrived, the house was fully engulfed.
“The Captain quickly began evacuating occupants from surrounding homes until emergency personnel arrived,” the news release reads.
Detectives are looking to contact anyone who witnessed the fire or stopped to help before first responders arrived. If you have information, contact Det. K. Sibbett at (208) 529-1200.
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