Mantorville Apartment Building Burns Again
Mantorville, MN (KROC-AM News) - Firefighters from several communities were called out in the subzero cold early Saturday to put out another fire in the Mantorville apartment building where a fire earlier this week claimed a woman’s life.
Based on emergency services radio communications, the fire in what was left of the Chestnut Apartments was reported around 2 AM. Mantorville firefighters, along with crews from at least two nearby communities were at the scene for several hours. Information about what might have started the fire is not available.
A fire in the same apartment building Thursday morning resulted in the death of 68-year-old Cynthia Ferguson. At least 5 other residents suffering from smoke inhalation were transported to St. Marys Hospital for treatment and Sheriff Scott Rose earlier indicated 2 of them were thought to be in critical condition.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office were called to the scene to investigate, but officials have yet to say if the cause has been determined.