- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A University of Iowa spokeswoman says authorities are investigating an explosion and fire at a university-owned apartment that left one person dead.

UI spokeswoman Jeneane Beck says university police and Iowa City firefighters responded to a report of an explosion about 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Hawkeye Drive Apartments.

Beck says police are investigating a single fatality, and a State Fire Marshall’s office investigator was at the scene.

Authorities aren’t releasing the name of the victim.

Most residents of the apartment complex were allowed to return to their homes, and those in adjacent apartments likely can return later in the evening.

The apartments are owned by the university and are available for students and staff. They’re about three miles west of the central campus.

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