Authorities release the name of man who died in Thursday’s house fire

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SPENCER, Iowa (KCAU) – Authorities have released the name of a man who died in Thursday’s house fire in Spencer.

In a press release from Mark Stover, Spencer Fire-Rescue, the identity of the man who died in Thursday’s house fire was Larry H. Classon.

Officials said on Thursday at around 8 a.m., they were dispatched to a house fire at 528 East 1st Street with one person possibly still inside of the house.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw fire coming from the front and back of the residence.

After the fire was put out, firefighters found Larry H. Classon deceased inside the house.

The State Medical Examiner has determined the cause of Mr. Classon’s death was smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

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