Name released of person killed in Albert Lea house fire

(Source: WIFR)
Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 6:31 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 2:18 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Albert Lea Fire Rescue has identified the victim of the Aug. 13 house fire in Albert Lea.

According to Albert Lea Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske, the victim was identified as Garth Conklyn.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that his death was accidental, caused by soot and smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

ALBERT LEA Minn. (KTTC) – One person is dead after an early morning fire in Albert Lea. It happened Saturday at 2:15 a.m., in the 1700 block of Eberhart Street in Albert Lea.

Once Albert Lea Fire and Rescue arrived on scene, a neighbor informed crews that someone may be inside. Firefighters searched the home and found one person inside. Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service took the victim to a local hospital, where they later died.

The person’s identity has not yet been released.

Crews guess there is at least $27,000 in damages.

The flame is under investigation. The Minnesota Fire Marshal is helping with the investigation.

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