Child dies in early morning house fire

A duplex was engulfed in flames Friday, May 7, in Cass County.


A residential duplex was engulfed in fire in the early morning hours Friday, May 7, resulting in the death of a 1-year-old boy.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported the office received a report of a house fire in rural Remer at 1:46 a.m. Friday. The home is in the area of Ghe We Zance Lane Northeast, in Boy Lake Township. Deputies arrived and began checking the residence, which was filled with smoke and fire. Deputies were able to locate one adult female who was in a bedroom in the residence and quickly got her out from the residence safely. The investigation indicates an adult female and three children were able to escape the fire prior to responders arriving.

The Longville Fire Department, Federal Dam Fire Department and Remer Fire Department arrived on scene and began to extinguish the fire. Authorities located the 1-year-old child inside the residence deceased. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the fire investigation continues with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department.

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