Originally published Dec. 22, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Becker County say a victim’s body was located following a house fire early Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Temps Take Another Tumble Thursday
According to the county sheriff’s office, the house fire was reported at 2:12 a.m. on Hubble Pond Road in Rochert, Minnesota. At the time of the report, it was unknown if there were occupants inside the house.
When first responders arrived, the house had already collapsed due to extensive damage.READ MORE: Judge Hears Arguments In COVID Mandate Lawsuit By Minneapolis Restaurants Against City
A victim was later located in the collapsed structure. The victim and homeowner was later identified as 47-year-old Wesley Stalboerger.
The fire remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Cue The Potholes! Winter Nuisances Popping Up Right On Schedule