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Northome man dies in house fire

NORTHOME -- A 78-year-old Northome man died in an early morning house fire Wednesday, officials said Thursday.

The Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call at 12275 First St. in Northome at approximately 4 a.m. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found Edward Thompson deceased in the home, officials said.

The State Fire Marshall and the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire, according to a release from the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office.