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Published September 17 2012

1 dead in rural Paynesville mobile home fire

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota state fire marshal's office is helping investigate a fatal fire near Paynesville.

A motorist reported the fire in a mobile home around 6 a.m. Monday. Firefighters, an ambulance crew and Stearns County sheriff's deputies responded and found the mobile home engulfed in flames.

After the fire was extinguished, a body was found in the mobile home. The sheriff's office identifies the victim as the homeowner, 47-year-old Scott Vogelpohl.