Victim of fatal house fire identified

Victim of fatal house fire identified

GLADSTONE — Police have identified the person who died in a structure fire late last week in Gladstone.

Gladstone Public Safety officers say 87-year-old Ivan Rufus Ryan perished in the fire on the 500 block of Loueda Avenue. Police and volunteer firefighters were called to the scene in the South Bluff area last Thursday around 5:15 p.m., where they found the structure filled with smoke. The fire was quickly knocked down.

The cause of the fire and Ryan’s death remain under investigation.