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Deceased parties identified in North Branch structure fire

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two deceased victims in Sunday’s North Branch structure fire.


43-year-old North Branch resident Jacob Humphreys and 56-year-old James Schwalich were discovered dead at the site of the blaze.


According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, Schwalich was the homeowner at the location of the fire.


Meyer also said the cause of the fire is still being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.




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