MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation is underway following a fatal fire Sunday night in the south metro.
The Inver Grove Heights Fire Department says crews responded shortly before 9 p.m. to a fire in a multi-family structure near the intersection of 75th Street and Concord Boulevard.READ MORE: 'It's Just A Matter Of Time': Man Severely Hurt In Fiery Crash With Minneapolis Street Racer Fears Repeat
When firefighters first arrived at the scene, they learned that someone might be inside the burning unit. However, the smoke and flames were too heavy for them to enter.READ MORE: Why Are We Still Experiencing Supply Chain Issues?
Firefighters had to knock down the flames first before a crew could search the building. A 64-year-old Inver Grove Heights man, identified as Timothy Wagner, was found dead inside.
No one else was hurt in the fire, officials say. Only one unit in the building sustained damage.MORE NEWS: Potential Vikings COVID Outbreaks Could Lead To Forfeits, Big Losses For Vendors And Restaurants
The fire is being investigated by the Inver Grove Heights Fire Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s office.