Man dies in lakeside cabin fire near Ely

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A body was discovered in a lakeside cabin that burned Monday morning east of Ely, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

A 49-year-old man called 911 at about 5 a.m. and said his 49-year-old friend was inside a burning cabin and hadn’t been able to make it out of the structure, which is only accessible by water, the newspaper reported. The cabin is on Greenstone Lake.

The Morse Township and Fall Lake fire departments went to the scene but could not save the man, the News Tribune reported. An autopsy in Hibbing is planned.

Both the victim and the man who reported the fire are from Ely, according to a report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Neither has been identified.

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