Mankato-Public Safety responded to a structure fire in a fourth-floor apartment at 413 North Fourth Street at 2:03 a.m. this morning (March 19). Firefighters extinguished the fire. Upon arrival, a person was found not breathing. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful, and person was pronounced deceased. The name is not being released until family is notified. Two minor injuries were also reported; others evacuated the building safely.
Smoke alarm and sprinkler system were activated. Damages are estimated at $100,000. The cause of this fire is currently under investigation.