1 dead after St. Paul house fire

January 06, 2019 08:55 AM

St. Paul fire officials report that a house fire early Sunday morning has left one person dead.

According to a release from the St. Paul Fire Department, firefighters were called around 12:20 a.m. Sunday to a home on the 1200 block of Clarence Street on the report of a structure fire. 

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Fire officials said when firefighters arrived, there were "heavy fire conditions" on the first and second floor. 


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Firefighters deployed a ladder and were able to rescue five victims from the second floor of the home, the release said. Fire officials said one occupant did jump from the home prior to firefighter arrival. Police say the occupant did not sustain major injuries. 

Fire officials said during search and rescue, an additional male victim was found of the second floor with major injuries. The release said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The release said no other civilian or firefighter injuries occurred. 

Fire investigators are expected to be on scene to determine a cause. 

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