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    Unhappy Iowa LODD 9-14-2002

    I have heard that there was a LODD in Muscatine Iowa last night. Does anyone have information on this. Apparently a FF fell through the roof of a house. No further information was giving.

    God Bless our brother and his family and friends in this time of grief.
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    Iowa Firefighter Falls Through Roof
    27-Year Veteran Succumbs to Injuries

    Firehouse.com News

    A 27-year veteran of the Muscatine, Iowa Fire Department died Saturday night after falling through the roof at a structure fire,

    Michael Kruse, 53, and a second firefighter were working on the roof when Kruse fell in, according to Assistant Chief Jerry Ewers. The second firefighter was not injured. Kruse was transported to Unity Hospital in Muscatine where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

    The fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday night in the three-story building at the corner of Orange and East 6th Street. The mixed-use structure had apartments on the top two floors and a vacant storefront on the ground level.

    Kruse, who would have turned 54 later this month, leaves behind two children -- a son and daughter -- and a girlfriend, Ewers said.

    Funeral and memorial arrangements were expected to be announced Monday.

    The cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the tragedy were under investigation by the Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Police Department, and the Iowa Fire Marshall's office.

    According to its Web site, the Muscatine Fire Department is a 32 member paid department consisting of three shifts of ten Firefighters, a Fire Marshal, and the Fire Chief.

    Further details will be posted as they become available.

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    Posting my condolances and ensuring this doesn't get pushed to the end of the line

    PS I hope that the city of Muscitane shows more respect for our fallen brother and his family than Keokuk did...
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    Kia Kaha Brother.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Michael Kruse and to the Muscatine Fire Department on your loss.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    To the Muscatine Fire Department, the family and the friends of Michael Kruse:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Michael rest in peace.

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