Body found in house fire in Crookston

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CROOKSTON, Minn. (Valley News Live) A body was discovered after officials put out a house fire early Sunday morning.

At approximately 2:33 a.m., the Crookston Fire and Police departments, with assistance from Crookston Area Ambulance, were dispatched to 214 4th Ave. North on a report of a house fire.

After the fire had been extinguished, a body was discovered inside the home. The victim was taken to the UND Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The State Fire Marshall was on the scene Sunday morning. The damage to the home is extensive.The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and the investigation is active.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers and deputies assisted in the incident.