One Person Dead, Another Critically Injured in Webster City Fire

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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – One person is dead following an overnight fire in Webster City and another is in critical condition.

Fire crews were called to 603 Ohio Street Wednesday night at 10:47 p.m. after a neighbor noticed the fire.

The home is split into two apartments, one upstairs and one downstairs. Crews found two people, a male and a female unconscious in the home.

Emergency medical crews performed CPR on the scene. The male was taken to the hospital in Webster City but died. The female was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals by air ambulance and is listed in critical condition.

Neighbors say this is an awful cap on what was already a tough week.

"It's just insult to injury after the winds that came through and now we got this, and as you can see it looks like a war-zone still here, it's very sad" said Christy Fiala.

Fire officials say they have a good idea where the fire started, but are still working on the cause.

"The origin appears to be upstairs in one of the back rooms, as far as the cause that's still under investigation. State Fire Marshal was out this morning, we went through the process of looking at everything so it's still under investigation" said Webster City Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield.

The ages of the two victims have not been released but Stansfield estimates they were both in their 30s.