MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says an 82-year-old man from Freeport has died in a house fire.

According to deputies, crews responded to the fire at about 9 a.m. Friday. Someone called it in, reporting smoke coming from the house.

Crews said that the home became fully engulfed in flames.

Once the fire was out, crews found 82-year-old Harvey Mayers dead inside the residence.

The Minnesota fire marshal is investigating the fire. No one else was injured in the blaze.

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