MYSTIC, Iowa — A southeast Iowa man was killed in a house fire late Wednesday night.
Just before midnight Wednesday, emergency first responders were called to the fully engulfed home at 14521 Valley View Drive.
According to the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office, the homeowner, later identified as David G. Sadaro, 73, of Mystic, died as a result of Wednesday's fire. Deputies say strong winds, extreme temperatures and a lack of water in the rural area hindered fire suppression efforts.
Sadaro's remains were taken to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy.
Due to the extensive damage, investigators say the cause of the fire is undetermined.