MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man was killed in a mobile home fire in northern Minnesota Thursday morning.
According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the fire occurred just before 6 a.m. on the 17000 block of Buzzle Road Northwest in Buzzle Township, about 20 miles northwest of Bemidji.READ MORE: Lake City Man Found Safe After Missing For Several Days
Deputies found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames at the scene. Neighbors were attempting to put out the fire with garden hoses. They told deputies the homeowner was still inside.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed In Blaine Crash
Firefighters arrived on scene and, after taming the fire, entered the home. Inside, firefighters found 56-year-old Erich Schissel, the homeowner, dead.MORE NEWS: St. Louis County Attorney's Office Takes Proctor High School Hazing Case
Authorities said the fire started in the living room area of the home, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.