Causes of 3 Metro Area Fires, 1 Fatal, Under Investigation

February 26, 2018 02:42 PM

Three fires, one of them fatal, broke out at separate metro area locations overnight Sunday and into Monday morning.

The first fire occurred at a mobile home in the Skyline Village Mobile Home Park in Inver Grove Heights just before midnight.


Firefighters at the scene used a thermal imaging camera to locate a man and woman inside the mobile home. The two victims were transported to a nearby hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

Jodee Enfield told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS her sister is one of the victims.

"She was awesome, she was fun," Enfield said. "She was one of the best people to party with and she loved her godson more than anything."

In a release Monday afternoon, the Inver Grove Fire Department identified the two victims as Tiffany Meyers, 32, and David L'heureux, 33, both of Inver Grove Heights.

The release states the call for service came at 8:04 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters arriving on scene entered the structure and encountered zero visibility and high heat. A smoke detector was sounding. They were able to locate Meyers, who was removed from the building. Further searching with a thermal imaging camera also located L'heureux, though firefighters had to knock down the file before he could be removed as well.

According to the release, the fire was marked out at 9:11 p.m. One firefighter and one police officer reported minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported, according to authorities, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Authorities were also investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that occurred on the 400 block of West 104th Street in Bloomington at roughly 1 a.m. No one was hurt, authorities said, and crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

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Then, two families were able to safely exit a duplex after a fire broke out at around 3:20 a.m. in Brooklyn Park.

Authorities said they believe the fire, which occurred in the area of 85th and Brunswick avenues, started in the kitchen. Authorities said half of the duplex is expected to be a total loss, though no one was hurt.


Rebecca Omastiak

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