LE MARS, Iowa -- A Sioux City man badly burned in a fire north of Le Mars in September has died from his injuries.
On Sept. 30, the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department was called to a fire at 28279 130th St. Upon arrival, firefighters found a trailer fully engulfed next to a hog confinement building.
Jorge Orozco, 38, was discovered in the fire. He was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by private vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire-rescue department.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Deputy Fire Marshal Joe Rodriguez said it could take "a week or so" for the investigation to conclude.
Orozco was then airlifted to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died Nov. 9 of his injuries at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, according to Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper.
BOYDEN, Iowa -- The death of a Boyden man who was found dead in his burning home is under investigation by state and local investigators.
The woman allegedly set fire to a roll of paper towels, and despite another woman's efforts to stop the flames, a vacuum cleaner caught fire. Then, the suspect fled and stole a truck owned by a third individual.