Investigation underway into cause of fatal Inver Grove Heights fire

Ben Henry
Updated: October 26, 2020 05:42 AM
Created: October 26, 2020 05:38 AM

Monday, investigators are looking into what sparked a fire that left one person dead in Inver Grove Heights.

Fire crews arrived at the multi-family home, on the 3800 block of Conroy Trail East, around 9 p.m. Sunday. Inver Grove Heights Fire Chief Judy Smith-Thill told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that by the time crews arrived, there were heavy flames and smoke. 

There were early reports that a person was inside the unit on fire, but crews could not get inside until the flames were knocked down. 

After the first crew was able to put out the flames, another went inside to conduct a search and found a person who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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