- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the name of the man who was killed in a fire that ravaged an Ames home.

The man was identified Wednesday as 25-year-old Xiangyi Wang. Authorities say he died from smoke inhalation in a second-story bedroom when flames engulfed his home late Sunday night. His death has been ruled accidental.

Two others injured in the fire, 27-year-old Carl Boese and 26-year-old Yin Lang, escaped by jumping from second-floor windows. They were transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment. Boese was in stable condition as of Monday, and Yang had been released.

Fire officials say the fire initiated in a screened-in porch area at the back of the house. The cause of the fire has been deemed undetermined at this time. Damages are estimated at $160,000.


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