Body Found in Mobile Home Fire 17 Sep 12

Firefighters called to a fire early today (Monday) at a mobile home in Paynesville Township found a body inside the burning structure.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of death of the person, whose identity was not released.

According to Sheriff John SannerThe fire was at 19503-293rd Ave in Paynesville Township and was reported to authorities at 6:01 a.m. today by a passing motorist.

Paynesville Fire Department responded along with Stearns deputies and found the mobile home engulfed in flames. When the flames were extinguished, responders found the body, which was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.