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Cloquet man dies in cabin fire


Cloquet Area Fire District personnel along with officers from the Fond du Lac Police Department and Carlton County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a structure fire just after 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 on Mission Road in Sawyer.

A cabin was destroyed in the fire, and a human body was discovered in the remains of the structure.

As the result of an autopsy performed by the St. Louis County Medical Examiners Office on March 1, the victim of the cabin fire in Carlton County has been identified as 50-year-old Raymond William Smith of Cloquet. The cause of death has been determined to be accidental smoke inhalation.

The matter remains under investigation.


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