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Associated Press, Published May 15 2013

Man found dead in St. Cloud garage fire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud police are investigating the death of a man found inside a burning garage.

Police say the man found inside the detached garage Tuesday night didn't live at the house, which was being rented. Lt. Jeff Oxton tells the St. Cloud Times the man isn't connected to the owners of the house, either.

Authorities are investigating what the man was doing inside the garage, and why, at the time of the fire.

Firefighters were called just after 7 p.m. to the garage and found the man's body after extinguishing the fire.

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office will try to identify the body and determine a cause of death.

Fire officials estimate damage to the garage, its contents and the vehicle inside at $15,000.

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