Authorities ID Man Who Died In Anoka Fire

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities have identified the man who died in an apartment fire in Anoka early Saturday morning.

The Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office said 61-year-old John Pebworth died in the fire, which sparked in his room in an apartment complex located on the 3000 block 6th Avenue North.

Authorities said foul play doesn’t appear to have contributed to Pebworth’s death, although the exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

Crews responded to the fire around 4:15 a.m. When they arrived at the complex, they evacuated the building, but they could not get into Pebworth’s apartment due to the heavy smoke and fire.

The fire is still under investigation.

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