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Victims identified in Spring Lake Park house fire that killed 2

The deceased were reportedly brothers.
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Authorities have identified the two people killed in the house fire in Spring Lake Park.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office reports that Richard Nelson, 56, and Rodney Nelson, 53, died in the Saturday evening blaze.

Neighbors told WCCO that the pair were brothers.

The incident remains under investigation by Spring Lake Park Police and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall.

At this stage, no cause of the fire has been released, though it was believed to have started in the garage.

Firefighters and Spring Lake Park Police Department were dispatched to a house fire in the 500 block of 82nd Ave. NE at 8:51 p.m. Saturday.

The fire, which was reported by neighbors, had fully engulfed the garage and spread to the house by the time first responders arrived. 

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