Infant among 2 dead in apartment fire in Benton County
Police say two people, including an infant, are dead after a fire Thursday night in Sartell, Minnesota. According to Sartell police, officers and firefighters were called to the 300 block of 11th Avenue East for an apartment fire just after 8 p.m.
The building was evacuated and police said a deceased male was found inside an apartment. While working the fire, police say a boy less than a year old was found and taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
Crews worked to extinguished the fire.
Multiple agencies were called to the scene, including five police departments, two sheriff’s offices, the Minnesota State Patrol, two fire departments and the State Fire Marshal. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was also called to help with the death investigation.
Police didn’t immediately provide information on the age of the male who died.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.