Man Who Died in Ottumwa Fire Identified

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old man who died at a burn center after a fire at his home in Ottumwa.

The Ottumwa Fire Department identified him Monday as William Beall. The department says he died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Burn Treatment Center.

Firefighters report finding a man later identified as Beall just outside the house’s front door when they arrived Sunday afternoon. He was taken to an Ottumwa hospital before being transferred to the burn center in Iowa City.

The fire cause is being investigated. The house is considered a total loss.