Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 31, 2012

One dead following early-morning house fire

By Kyle Ocker
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — One person has died following an early morning house fire in Centerville. The fire occurred in the 700 block of South 19th St in Centerville.

The Appanoose County Medical Examiners Office has identified Mark A. Morelock, 46, of Centerville as the deceased.

The investigation is ongoing and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. A press release from the Centerville fire department stated no foul play is expected.

The fire department was called to the residence at approximately 12:55 a.m. Saturday, responding to a 911 call.

A press release stated bystanders believed the occupant was still in the residence. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire then entered the home to search for the occupant. Firefighters were able to locate what appeared to be a deceased male victim in the bedroom of the residence.

The Centerville Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Mercy Medical Center EMS, the Centerville Police Department, the Appanoose County Medical Examiners Office and Alliant Energy.