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Mitchell man dead after house fire, Saturday

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Fire crews in Mitchell are investigating a house fire, Saturday, that has turned deadly.

The Mitchell Fire Department says it happened just before midnight at 813 Vincent Place, in Mitchell, when neighbors reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the home which eventually left significant damage behind.

Crews say they removed the body of Chris Buckley, 42, from the home. They attempted CPR on Buckley but he was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is set for Monday.

The fire is believed to have started in the bedroom near a bed but because of the extreme damage, the exact cause will remain undetermined.

The all steel construction of the house contained much of the heat from the fire to the interior of the home which intensified the damage.

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety would remind all home owners and renters to make sure they have working smoke detectors on each level of their home and near each bedroom in their home.

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