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Two dead in mobile home fire

According to the Star Tribune, two people died Saturday in North Mankato in a mobile home fire that started after an explosion occurred.

Neighbors rushed out of their homes to see Shawn and Beth Marxen's mobile home in flames.

The fire department arrived at 114 Kingsway Drive and removed the two bodies out of the home after putting the fire out.

Neighbors broke several windows in the home and attempted to rescue the people inside but the thick smoke restricted them from helping.

The bodies have not yet been identified and the investigation has started to determine the cause of the fire.

According to the Pioneer Press, several 911 calls were received at North Mankato Police at 1:25 a.m. Saturday.

he rear of the residence was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the Camelot Mobile Home Park.

Two bodies were recovered from the charred mobile home.

Autopsies were being conducted, and authorities said the fire was under investigation.