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Man dies after going into burning home to save his dogs

The 36-year-old told his sister that he was going inside to save his dogs.

A man who is believed to have gone inside a burning house to save his pets died Thursday in northern Minnesota. 

According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, the fire was reported in the Town of Shevlin at 6:35 p.m. The city's fire department and two nearby fire departments responded to the scene, later finding the body of a 36-year-old man inside the home. 

The sheriff's office says Michael William Norgaard returned home to find the house full of smoke, prompting him to call his sister to call 911 and "said he was going inside to get his dogs out." 

No foul play is suspected and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine a cause of death. 

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