A 12-unit apartment in Mantorville, MN caught fire Thursday morning leading to the death of 68-year-old Cynthia Ferguson. Five more occupants were transported to nearby Rochester. All five were hospitalized and at least two are listed in critical condition with the other three reportedly suffering from smoke inhalation injuries. Law enforcement officers were also treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and released.
The apartment, located at 507 Chestnut Street in Mantorville reportedly caught fire at around 6:40 AM on February 4th. The local Sherriff’s department stated that law enforcement, along with neighbors already on the scene, entered the burning building and brought out the five residents. Dodge County Sheriff’s officers, Kasson Police and the Minnesota State Patrol all had officers respond to the scene and law enforcement was supported by firefighters arriving from Mantorville, Kasson, Dodge Center and Byron.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading to the fire, but have not yet released any information or conclusions.
I’m on the scene of a multiple department fire at an apartment complex in Mantorville #breaking @KTTCTV pic.twitter.com/25RqeAhlJu
— Megan Zemple (@megan_zemple) February 4, 2021
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