89-year-old man dies in fire
Minneapolis recorded its 5th fire-related death of the year when an 89-year-old man died in his home early in the morning on Wednesday, The Star Tribune reported.
The victim called 911 at 1:20 a.m. to report that his house was on fire. Firefighters arrived at the home two minutes later, entered the home, and found the man unresponsive near the front door. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and later pronounced dead, said Said Sean McKenna of the Minneapolis Police Department's arson squad.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, but investigators suspect that it is linked to careless smoking, The Pioneer Press reported.
The victim's adult son saw him smoking a cigar on the porch, where the fire originated, three hours before the incident.