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Victims in Conde house fire identified

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The Spink County Sheriffs Office released the names of the two victims in the Conde house fire.

Beth Ann Ptacek, 41, died in the fire. Her husband, Steven Lynn Ptacek, 50, was taken to a Minneapolis hospital with severe burns.

The fire broke out early Sunday morning, and there is almost nothing left of the house.

It was around 5 a.m. and temperatures were nearing 18 below when local firefighters responded to a call from neighbors.

"We got there, and the house was totally engulfed, we had already lost the roof at that time," Conde Fire Chief Ron Worlie said.

It has not been determined what started the fire. The house did have several mechanisms to heat the house, including a wood burner, baseboard heaters and a propane heater.

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