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Estherville Man Dies in House Fire

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An Estherville, Iowa man died in a house fire on Friday.

When crews entered the home to extinguish the blaze, they found a man inside.

The Estherville police department says Ralph Lyons died in the fire.

The Iowa State Fire Marshall says the fire was started by a cigarette.

Estherville crews were assisted by the Wallingford Fire Department and the Emmet county sheriff's department.