Man dies in New Salem house fire

A New Salem man has died in a house fire.

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says it responded to reports of an explosion at a home on December 5 in the 400 block of North 6th street.

When they arrived on scene they found 59-year-old Richard Doll dead and some areas of the home damaged by smoke and fire.

It was later determined there was no explosion and just a fire.

No foul play is expected in the death.