Firefighters Find Body Of A Man In Spencer House Fire

Mon 11-4-2019

(Spencer)-- Spencer firefighters found the body of a man while battling a house fire fire this (Monday) morning. 

The Spencer Fire Department was called to the scene at 1408 13th Avenue West. Upon entering firefighters encountered light smoke. While search for the source of the fire, firefighters opened a bedroom door and found 72-year-old Lawrence Donald Bendlin, who had died. 

Fire damage was reported to one room of the home, with smoke damage throughout.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

21 firefighters were on the scene about three hours.

The State Fire Marshal's Office, Spencer Hospital paramedics, Spencer police, Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Clay County Medical Examiner assisted on the scene.