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Officials: 1 dead after fire breaks out at auto repair shop

Police believe there was only one person inside the shop working on a car when the fire started. The name of that victim is yet to be released.

One man is dead after suffering serious burns in a fire at a Des Moines auto shop, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. 

Des Moines police and fire crews responded to reports of a fire at Metro Motors just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

55-year-old Tad Costello of Johnston was the only person inside the shop when the fire started. He was working on a car and had to be pulled from the building, according to the sheriff's office. 

Costello was transported to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.  

The cause of the fire is unknown, but foul play is not suspected, officials told Local 5.

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