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House fire in Rathdrum leads to discovery of dead body

RATHDRUM, Idaho. - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department is investigating a death after a house fire near Rathdrum.

According to Captain Ben Wolfinger, the fire broke out Sunday night just before 7 p.m. Neighbors in the 10000 block of N. Church Road say they noticed smoke coming from the single-wide mobile home at that address.

While the fire department was heading to the house, neighbors attempted to put out the fire with a garden hose but were unable to overcome the flames. 

Firefighters say they found a dead body inside the home just before 9 p.m.

Due to the state of the burned body, the Sheriff's office says making a positive identification is not possible. Investigators will continue their investigation Monday. Once the body is identified and notification of next of kin completed, the information will be released to the public. Right now the cause of the fire is also under investigation.

 
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