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Man found dead after Ripon apartment fire

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 13:06:34-05

Ripon firefighters say a man has died as a result of a weekend fire in the city. According to a news release, police officer were the first to arrive at the scene, located at 217 1/2 Watson St. on Saturday. 

Firefighters were called in and were able to put the fire out in one of the apartments. Upon a search of the area, the victim, identified as 32 year old Stephen D. Dahlke was unresponsive and declared dead at a local hospital.

All other occupants inside the complex were safely rescued by firefighters.