The number of fire deaths in Minnesota in 2015 is 52 so far. That is up substantially from 43 in 2014.
Three of the fire deaths happened in the last few days. Our thoughts are with the families.
1. North Minneapolis House Fire Kills 82-Year-Old
On December 17, 2015, a house fire on the 4000 block of Russell Avenue North in Minneapolis killed an 82-year-old man and injured his wife. She was treated for smoke inhalation injuries. Names have not been released.
Firefighters put out fires on the main floor and in the basement.
2. 5-Year-Old Dies in House Fire
On December 13, 2015, a 5-year-old died from injuries sustained in a fire. The fire started at around 12:40 a.m. in a house located in the Flamingo Terrace mobile home park on the 3000 block of Meadow Lane in Ham Lake. Her father got her out of her bedroom, where investigators believe the fire started. She was transferred to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
A GoFundMe account has been set up by a friend of the family to pay for funeral costs.
3. Mountain Iron Woman Dies in Apartment Fire
December 12, 2015, a 25-year-old woman died in an apartment fire in Mountain Iron.
At about 6:21 a.m. smoke from an apartment on the third floor of the building was reported. In the short time it took law enforcement officers to arrive, they could not get past the smoke on the second floor. Firefighters arrived and found the woman.
A GoFundMe account has been set up by a friend of the family to help pay for funeral costs.
Cause of Fires Under Investigation
The cause of these fires is not known. If you want our lawyers to conduct an independent investigation, you can request a free consultation with a fire lawsuit lawyer at our law firm. Our lead lawyers for these cases include Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman. All three have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2016, and Fred and Eric were named “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for their work on a case involving the wrongful death of a child.