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Coralville fire kills 14-year-old

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 06, 2011 7:20 AM

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An early morning duplex fire in Coralville resulted in the death of 14-year-old Ramone Bryant and the injury of two others, according to a press release by the Coralville Fire Department.

Firefighters responded around 1:07 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call saying that part of the garage and the house were on fire.

There were five people in the house at the time of the fire.

The two individuals who were injured in the blaze are being treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and are said to have non-fatal injuries.

The report said 85 percent of the residence was lost to the fire and a significant amount of damage was caused to the structure.

The cause of the fire remains unknown; it is being investigated by the Coralville Police and Fire Departments.

— by Asmaa Elkeurti


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