House fire kills 1, injures another in Cloquet
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — A fire on the Fond du Lac Reservation has killed one person and injured another in northeastern Minnesota.
Firefighters responded to the house fire in Cloquet just after 2 a.m. Saturday. Crews arrived to find fire coming through the roof and windows on half of the home.
Once the fire was contained, crews entered and found one person unresponsive in a main floor bedroom. The victim, 23-year-old Preston Jerald Alaspa of Cloquet, was dead at the scene.
WDIO-TV reports the 47-year-old homeowner was able to make it out and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A Cloquet firefighter was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
The state fire marshal’s office is helping investigate.
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