MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — At least five people were taken to the hospital and one is dead after a early morning fire at an apartment building in southern Minnesota.
First responders were called to the scene on Chestnut Street in Mantorville just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: M Health Fairview's Volunteer Effort Crucial To Vaccine Distribution
Law enforcement and firefighters managed to get everyone out of the building. Two tenants are hospitalized in Rochester, in critical condition, the sheriff’s office said. The others were all treated for various levels of smoke inhalation.READ MORE: Friday Is Declared Tyler Johnson Day
On Thursday afternoon, officials identified victim as 68-year-old Cynthia Ferguson.
Several agencies responded to the fire, and the cause is under investigation. The Red Cross and Semcac, a community organization, are assisting displaced people.MORE NEWS: Standoff Continues In Duluth After Suspect Fatally Shot K-9 Officer
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