(Press Release from Albert Lea Fire Rescue)
Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to a house fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday.
Upon arrival, a neighbor reported a person could be in the house. Fire crews searched the house and found one person.
Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service was on scene and transported the person to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, where the person subsequently died.
Fire crews extinguished the fire, with damages estimated at $27,000.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s regional fire investigator is assisting with the investigation.