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Man killed in Isanti County house fire

Man killed in Isanti County house fire Photo: KSTP

May 20, 2019 09:56 PM

Authorities say one man was killed in a house fire Saturday in Isanti County.

A release from the Isanti County Sheriff's Office said emergency responders were called to a home on the 5600 block of 263rd Avenue Northeast at about 6:18 p.m. on the report of an unresponsive man inside. 

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When first responders arrived, they learned there had been a fire in the home and that the man was dead. 

Investigation revealed the man tried to light a cigarette while oxygen was being used in the home, which caused a "flash fire." 

Authorities said the victim died from smoke inhalation during the fire.

The sheriff's office identified the man as 74-year-old Lawrence Tuma.

The fire remains under investigation.

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