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Mason City house fire tragically claims 4 lives

MASON CITY - A Mason City house fire tragically claimed the lives of four family members.

MASON CITY – A Mason City house fire tragically claimed the lives of four family members.

At approximately 5:05 AM on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, the Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to 509 N. Washington Ave. for the report of a fully involved house fire.

Fire crews arrived to find fire showing from the 1st & 2nd floor of the residence. Rescue operations by firefighters resulted in multiple victims being removed from the house. MCFD ambulances transported six patients to the hospital with burn related injuries.

The Mason City Fire Department has completed the investigation with assistance from the Mason City Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office. The fire department was dispatched to 509 N. Washington Ave. for the report of a fully involved house fire, where crews arrived to find a residence heavily involved in fire. After extinguishment, investigators were able to work collaboratively to find the origin and cause of the fire. It was determined that the origin of the fire was an electrical power strip located on the main floor. The fire has been ruled accidental.

The house is owned by William and Martha Butterfield, records show.

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Tragically, it was later revealed that four family members died in this fire.  Their names are:

John-Mikal McLuer, 12
Odin-Thor McLuer, 10
Drako-Ragnar McLuer, 6
Phenix-Moon McLuer, 3

Memorial services are pending the release of their father John McLuer Sr. from the University of Iowa, burn unit.

Donations may be made to the account of Angela McLuer, in care of North Iowa Community Credit Union, 640 South Federal, Mason City, Iowa 50401 or call 641-424-2281.

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