Pine River, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of two Minnesotans early Tuesday morning. 

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of a fire in rural Pine River, which is about 35 miles northwest of Brainerd. The fire report came in shortly after 2 a.m. 


Deputies and first responders found the home fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival. The man and woman living inside of the home were unaccounted for. 

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Emergency responders searched the home and found their remains. Their bodies have been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. 

The house was deemed a total loss. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of the deadly fire.

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