- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

BENTON, Iowa (AP) - An early morning house fire in the tiny southern Iowa community of Benton has left two people dead.

KCCI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2lxNg2Q ) Ringgold County emergency crews were notified about the fire about 3 a.m. Friday.

The county sheriff’s office says when crews from the Mount Ayr Fire Department arrived, they found the home engulfed in smoke and flames.

Firefighters pulled 68-year-old Linda Gale Haley and 71-year-old Robert Fey Haley out of the building. Firefighters attempted CPR but were unable to revive either person.

The state fire marshal is investigating the blaze.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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