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Elderly man killed in house fire

ELLSINORE, MO (KFVS) - A house fire in Ellsinore claims the life of an elderly man.

The town's mayor and volunteer firefighter, David Bowman, says the fire broke out at the home Tuesday night.

The home is located on North Highway, northwest of town.

The body of Jesse Cates, 77, was found in the charred remains of his home Wednesday.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and remained on scene until around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

They found the home engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The fire marshal was called to the scene, but so far they have not determined a cause for the blaze.

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