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Forum staff reports, Published May 05 2013

One dead in Lidgerwood house fire

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. – One person is dead after a house fire that happened at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.

The Lidgerwood Fire Department said the house at 28 2nd Ave. NW was fully engulfed when they arrived.

A male who resides at the house had exited through the back door but was unable to help his girlfriend escape.

The state fire marshal said it appears the fire was caused by smoking materials. The deceased person is being taken to Bismarck for an autopsy.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of the family. The case remains under investigation.