Body of Man Found in Car after Edina Garage Fire

Updated: 12/17/2013 12:37 PM
Created: 12/17/2013 7:26 AM
By: Jennie Olson

Edina firefighters say the body of a man was found in a car that was on fire inside an apartment building’s garage.

Crews were called to the 6300 block of York Avenue South around 4 p.m. Monday on reports of smoke and flames coming from the apartment unit’s attached garage. When they arrived, they found the car on fire.

The car was towed out of the unit, and the body of a man was found in the front seat, police say.

Crews from Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and St. Louis Park responded to fight the blaze, and three garages were damaged.

The Hennepin County Crime Lab was called to investigate. The cause of the fire and the identity of the victim have not yet been released.

Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

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