Elderly man dies in Mpls. apartment fire

12:12 AM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Firefighters made a disturbing discovery following an apartment fire in south Minneapolis Sunday afternoon.

Crews discovered the body of an 85-year-old man inside an apartment above the old Roundup Beer Hall in the 200 block of East Lake Street.

Authorities say it doesn't appear that foul play was involved.  The name of the victim has not been released.

A woman who was also a tennant in the building called 911 after smelling smoke. She and her son were able to escape but a pet did perish in the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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