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Man dead after Bellevue house fire; woman escapes

The house is a total loss. Authorities have not named the people who were in the house when the fire started Friday morning.
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BELLEVUE — Authorities in central Idaho say a house fire in Bellevue left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Wood River Fire and Rescue Chief Bart Lassman tells The Times-News that the couple was in the house when the fire was reported at about 6 a.m. Friday.

Lassman says the man died in the house, but the woman escaped and was driven to a hospital by a relative.

Names haven't been released.

Lassman says the house is a total loss. Damage estimates weren't provided.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.