Authorities Say Man Died On His Birthday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Fire Department has identified the victim and determined his cause of death in an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire occurred at an 11-unit apartment building located at 1668 North Hamline North.

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According to the fire department, 57-year-old William Clepper died of burns suffered when his clothing caught on fire at his stove. He died on his birthday.

The remainder of the apartment building is still habitable.

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