Fire fatality in Henderson called suspicious

Published 9:43 am Monday, August 30, 2010

Associated Press

HENDERSON — The death of a young woman after a basement fire in south-central Minnesota is being called suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the fire in Henderson about 5 a.m. Sunday. They found a woman in her late teens or early 20s in the basement.

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Henderson Fire Chief Brandon Phillips says the victim was pulled alive out of the fire but died at a Le Sueur (luh SOOR’) hospital.

Phillips calls the death suspicious.

A neighbor says the girl had moved to the area with her father in the spring.

No other details were immediately available.