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Man, 85, found dead in Minneapolis apartment fire


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Firefighters who responded to an apartment fire in Minneapolis say they found an 85-year-old man dead inside the building.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says the fire was reported Sunday just after 4 p.m. Responders found flames coming from a second-floor apartment, and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

The victim's name hasn't been released. Another tenant says the man was a longtime resident who used to work as the building's caretaker.

Pamela Boyd lives on the third floor with her son. She says the only two apartments that are occupied are hers and that of the 85-year-old.

She says she called 911 after she smelled smoke for about 10 minutes. She says she was able to save her dogs but not her cat.

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