One Dead in Camper Fire Near Deer River
DEER RIVER, Minn. – The body of an adult male was found inside of a camper near Deer River early Tuesday morning after a fire reportedly broke out in the camper at the Little Winnie Resort.
According to the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the call of a camper on fire a the resort around 12:10 a.m.
The reporting party told dispatch that a boat and truck were near the campsite indicating possible occupants in the camper.
After the fire was extinguished by Deer River fire crews the body of a male was located inside.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal.