Authorities: 5 dead in Iowa house fire

In this photo provided by the Fayette County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office is the scene of a fire that destroyed a house Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Arlington, Iowa, and killed at least five, according to  authorities. Officials said the property was damaged so badly it may be difficult for officials to collect enough evidence that could shed light on what started the fire. (AP Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Office)
In this photo provided by the Fayette County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office is the scene of a fire that destroyed a house Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Arlington, Iowa, and killed at least five, according to authorities. Officials said the property was damaged so badly it may be difficult for officials to collect enough evidence that could shed light on what started the fire. (AP Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say five bodies have been recovered from the remains of a house fire in northeast Iowa.

Records Clerk Lisa Eberhart with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says Sheriff Martin Fisher confirmed a fifth body was found Friday afternoon.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call at 3:35 a.m. about a home on fire near the small city of Arlington, about 125 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Several fire crews responded and found the house fully engulfed in flames. Authorities released photos from the scene that showed the property completely burned and destroyed.

Additional information has not been released about the cause of the fire.

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