Fire that Killed 2 in North Minneapolis Ruled Accidental

Updated: 03/13/2014 5:34 AM
Created: 03/12/2014 6:17 AM
By: Leslie Dyste

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a fire Tuesday night, where two bodies were found, was "accidental."

Two people were found dead when crews responded to a fire at a North Minneapolis home on the 2900 block of Washburn Avenue North at 6:22 p.m.

When crews arrived they put out the fire in the living room, and while searching the home crews found two victims in the bedroom, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources tell KSTP reporter Jay Kolls that the victims are a man and a woman, possibly in their 30s or early 40s. The man already had rigor mortis setting in when crews arrived, which indicates the man may have been dead for quite some time, according to the source.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says there are two possible ignition sources in the living room. The first is smoking materials ignited the love seat cushions and the second is electrical.

Details on the causes of deaths of the victims have not been released.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

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