Updated: May 1
An adult male died Friday as a result of a mobile home fire in Worthington.
According to a press release issued late Friday afternoon by Worthington Police Department Capt. Nate Grimmius, the Worthington Fire Department responded to a report of a mobile home fire at 7:01 a.m. Friday at 1538 N. Spring Ave., Lot 69. Upon arrival, firefighters observed the home to be fully engulfed in flames.
The body of a deceased adult male was later located inside. Identification of the male is pending a full autopsy.
WFD Chief Pat Shorter said Friday night that by the time firefighters arrived Friday morning, the trailer's side walls had already fallen in. With a "pretty strong south wind" blowing, a concerted effort was made to protect surrounding structures. A trailer located directly to the north of the fire site sustained melted siding, but Shorter added that building was still inhabitable.
Shorter said 23 members of the WFD responded to the fire. Firefighters were on the scene until about 11 a.m., and Shorter returned with another firefighter at about 12:45 p.m. to meet with the state fire marshal. They remained at the site until about 4:45 p.m.
The scene remains under investigation by the Minnesota Fire Marshall's Office and the Worthington Police Department.