MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities have identified a 64-year-old man who died in a house fire in Sleepy Eye on Sunday.
Crews were called just after 8 p.m. to a report of a residential fire at 26260 260th Street. The fire was at a two-story house north of Sleepy Eye in rural Brown County. When crews arrived, the residence was fully engulfed and the house collapsed as a result of the fire.
A witness was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke exposure and released. Authorities recovered human remains from what was left after the fire.
They were identified Monday as the homeowner, 64-year-old Glen Leo Mangen. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. His manner of death was accidental.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Sleepy Eye Fire Department and Sleepy Eye Ambulance all responded to the scene.