On Friday, January 19, at 6:49 a.m., Sioux County Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke coming from a residence at 604 Albany Avenue NE, in Orange City, IA.
The Orange City Fire and Orange City Ambulance responded and discovered a single-family dwelling that was filled with smoke; aid was requested from several area fire departments.
Upon entering the residence, firefighters discovered Arlan Egdorf, age 79, and Linda Egdorf, age 82, both of Orange City, had died as a result of their injuries; they were pronounced deceased by the Sioux County Medical Examiner.
The house was a total loss with damage in excess of $100,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Orange City Fire Chief and Iowa State Fire Marshal.
The Orange City Fire Department was assisted by Fire Departments from Alton, Hospers, Granville, Sioux Center, Le Mars, the Orange City Police Department and Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.