- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A Dubuque native has died in an apartment fire in Missouri.

The Telegraph Herald (https://bit.ly/1KnzSop ) reports 52-year-old Jeffrey Paul Alt died on May 19 in an early morning fire at the Jefferson Park Apartments in Liberty, Missouri.

In a news release, Liberty Fire Chief Mike Snider said the fire began in Alt’s apartment, and firefighters found flames from the first to the third floors of the building.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the fire as accidental, but could not rule out an electrical cause.

Alt graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and attended the University of Dubuque and the University of Iowa.

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