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Published October 14, 2010, 02:52 PM

One Dead in Rogers, MN House Fire

Authorities have discovered the body of a person inside a house destroyed by fire in Rogers.

By: Associated Press,

ROGERS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have discovered the body of a person inside a house destroyed by fire in Rogers.

A Hennepin County sheriff's spokeswoman says a neighbor reported the fire about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, but the fire had been burning for a few hours.

Fire crews found the house engulfed in flames but could not get inside because of the fire's intensity.

An adult who lived at the home was found dead inside. The victim's name has not been released.

The sheriff's spokeswoman tells the Star Tribune the secluded home was surrounded by mature trees and at the end of a block, so it took awhile for authorities to be alerted.

WCCO-TV reports the house will have to be torn down because of extensive damage.

The cause of the fire wasn't known.

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