- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

HARTFORD, Iowa (AP) - Officials in southern Iowa say a body has been found inside a burning house, and one person has been arrested in the case.

Assistant Warren County Attorney Douglas Eichholz says firefighters were called early Friday morning to a house fire in Hartford. Arriving firefighters found the house engulfed in flames and later found a body inside the residence. An autopsy has been ordered to identify the remains.

Eichholz says 28-year-old Stephen James Major was arrested later Friday in Marshalltown in connection with the fire. Major has been charged with arson and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Officials say the investigation into the fire and death in ongoing.

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