Sleeping man dies in cooking-related Fridley house fire

Three people escaped the fire, but a fourth was found dead.
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A house fire in Fridley killed a 24-year-old man who was sleeping upstairs.

The Fridley Fire Department says the blaze was reported by the homeowner just before 8 p.m. Tuesday at 340 Hugo St. NE.

When firefighters arrived, they found three occupants of the house had made it out safely, but a fourth – a 24-year-old man – was unaccounted for.

The man was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom at the time of the fire, and after it had been extinguished he was found dead.

Early indications are that the cause of the fire was cooking-related, though it remains under investigation.


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The National Fire Prevention Association says U.S. fire departments responded to 170,200 house fires a year that were caused by cooking equipment between 2011-2015.

Around 480 of these a year lead to a death. Cooking fires most commonly happen when food is left unattended.

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