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Woman’s body found after house fire

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 10:26 a.m. CDT

PANAMA — Authorities say firefighters have found the body of a woman inside a home in western Iowa.

Firetrucks were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. Monday to the Panama residence after a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy spotted and reported a blaze there. Authorities have identified the woman as 87-year-old Norine Mahlberg. State authorities are investigating the fire’s cause.