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Man’s body found in Dodge house fire

An elderly man’s body was discovered when firefighters arrived at a burning Dodge County home Wednesday night.

Dodge County sheriff’s Capt. Tony Winborn said the man’s name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. Winborn said officials received a call about the fire at 423 Wynne St. in Chester at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday.

The man’s body was found in the doorway and has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy. Winborn said a preliminary investigation indicates the fire was accidental.

The state fire marshal and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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