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82-year-old Stearns County man dies from house fire

82-year-old Stearns County man dies from house fire Photo: MGN

Updated: February 15, 2020 11:01 AM

An 82-year-old Freeport, Minnesota man dies inside a house fire. 

According to Stearns County Sheriff's Office, at 9 a.m. on Friday, deputies were responding to callers who reported smoke coming from a house and believed the homeowner was still inside. 

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Once deputies and the fire department arrived, the house was on fire and became fully engulfed shortly after. 

According to a sheriff, the fire was extinguished, but the homeowner Harvey Mayers was found inside the house dead. 

The fire is still under investigation. No one else was injured during the incident.

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