Firefighters find body inside northwest Iowa house

Authorities say a man’s body was found by firefighters inside a northwest Iowa house.

Spencer Fire & Rescue Department says firetrucks were sent to a Spencer residence a little after 10 a.m. Monday. The body was found inside a bedroom.

The body’s been identified as that of 72-year-old Lawrence Bendlin.

Flames were confined to one room, but there was smoke damage throughout the house. The fire cause is being investigated.

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