Two Who Died in Aitkin House Fire Identified

The two people killed in an Aitkin County house fire in Shamrock Township have been identified.

SHAMROCK TOWNSHIP-The two people killed in an Aitkin County house fire in Shamrock Township have been identified.

Authorities say 80-year-old Raymond Jackman and 69-year-old Sandra Lee Neumann were the victims.

On March 31 at 11:10 p.m., a fire was reported at a home in Shamrock Township.  The reporting party was Neumann who advised that her house was filled with smoke, that everyone was outside, but her dogs were still inside.

The McGregor Fire Department along with the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. At 11:31 pm the McGregor Fire Department arrived and noted no one was outside of the residence. After entry the McGregor Fire Department discovered the two deceased individuals.

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office along with the Minnesota State Fire Marshall investigated the fire and there is suspicion of smoking and falling asleep on the couch.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Jackman and Neumann and the preliminary cause of death was determined to be smoke and soot inhalation.

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