Two Killed in Itasca County Fire
A father and daughter were killed in a fire on Turtle Lake View Path in Bigfork yesterday morning.
ITASCA COUNTY, Minn.- A father and daughter were killed in a fire on Turtle Lake View Path in Bigfork yesterday morning.
Authorities arrived on the scene after reports of an explosion at a residence at about 7:30 a.m.
The victims have been identified as 62-year-old Christie Kurtz of Milaca and her father, 92-year-old Roy Halverson of Bigfork.
Upon arrival to the residence, it was observed that there was a fully involved structure, power lines down and debris spread over a large diameter around the property. Initially responders were unable to get near the residence until Bigfork Fire Department arrived on scene and started fire suppression efforts.
Information was received that a lone male occupant lived in the home and had recently had a daughter who visited. Both were transported by the Itasca County Corners Office for autopsy.
Authorities are continuing to investigate tonight.