Jan. 8th fire victim in Council Bluffs identified


January 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs report last week’s victim of an apartment fire has been identified. The Iowa State Medical Examiners Office has ruled in its preliminary report, that 59-year old Charles Ruckman, of Council Bluffs, died from smoke inhalation. On Jan. 8th, Fire crews responded to an apartment fire at 221 N 30th Street. Ruckman’s body was found after the flames were extinguished and a search of the apartment was conducted.