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Maquoketa man died at Iowa City hospital after being burned at auto shop, authorizes say


MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A Maquoketa (muh-KOH'-kih-tuh) man has died after being severely burned in a fire at his auto shop.

Authorities say 75-year-old James "Jim" Bealer died Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports ( ) that Maquoketa Police Chief Brad Koranda says officers responded to a caller on Feb. 26 who said a man's clothing had caught fire. Koranda says Bealer had been using a blowtorch at his shop.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday in Maquoketa at Carson Celebration of Life Center.

Information from: Telegraph Herald,

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