One person was killed early Saturday in a blaze at a fourplex in St. Paul, the city’s first fire fatality of 2020.
Firefighters were called to the 400 block of Front Avenue, southeast of Como Park, at 2:35 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Roy Mokosso.
Crews arrived to find smoke pouring from a second-story unit and inside found the victim, an adult whose gender was not released.
The victim was taken to Regions Hospital,= but did not survive.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was accidental in nature and may have been caused by smoking material, Mokosso said.