One Dead After House Fire In Menahga
One person is dead after a house fire in Menahga late Wednesday night.
According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, Wadena County Dispatch received a call of a house fire on the 600 block of 2nd Street SE in Menahga.
The Menahga Police Department arrived on the scene and found the residence fully engulfed in flames.
While the Menahga and Sebeka Fire Departments extinguished the fire, a deceased individual was found inside the building. The body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and identification confirmation.
The victim of the fire has been identified as 57 year old, James Conklin, the owner of the house and longtime resident of the City of Menahga.
The Menahga Police Department was assisted by the Menahga Fire Department, Sebeka Fire Department, Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, Menahga First Responders, Tri-County Ambulance, the State Fire Marshal, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, Minnesota Power, and Minnesota Energy Resources.