68-year-old killed in Mantorville apartment fire, 2 in critical condition

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said one person has died and at least five others were taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Mantorville Thursday morning, ABC affiliate KAAL reports.

When crews arrived at the Chestnut Apartments, they were able to rescue several people who had been trapped inside the building. The sheriff’s office said as of about 10:20 a.m. all residents had been accounted for.

The sheriff’s office said at least five people were taken to Saint Mary’s Mayo Clinic in Rochester with at least two people in critical condition. The deceased individual has been identified as 68-year-old Cynthia Ferguson.

According to Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, there are two other tenants currently in critical condition in Rochester, but no additional information is available at this time.

The investigation is being conducted by the Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s office.