One person died in a townhouse fire in Columbia Heights on Sunday.
The Fire Department responded to a fire on the 700 block of Sullivan Way just after 5:15 p.m. They found the townhouse fully engulfed and flames shooting out the front door, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officials searching the residence after the fire was extinguished found the victim on the main level. They believed the victim was the homeowner and no one else was in the townhouse at the time.
A firefighter also suffered back injuries from a fall from the second floor to the basement. The firefighter was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries.