A house fire in central Minnesota killed one occupant and sent the other jumping from a second-floor window, authorities said Tuesday.

The blaze broke out about 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the 14200 block of 78th Street NE. in Ronneby, roughly 3 miles east of Foley, according to fire officials.

A man leapt from the second-floor window to evade the heavy smoke building inside, said Foley Fire Chief Mark Pappenfus.

Firefighters quickly doused the flames on the floor and located the body of 59-year-old Bruce E. Linn on that level, the chief said.

Authorities have yet to give a preliminary indication of how the fire started.

Paul Walsh