Joplin man killed in house fire

Published: Dec. 28, 2016 at 5:12 PM CST
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Authorities say a 75-year-old man died in a fire at his home near Joplin in southwestern Missouri.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department says firefighters found Franklin Rossman's body after extinguishing the blaze early Tuesday.

The sheriff's department says firefighters responded after a worker at a nearby power plant reported flames coming from the house. Deputies tried to enter the building but were repelled by heat and flames.

The sheriff's department says an initial investigation shows no signs of foul play, though state fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze.

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