Man found dead in grass fire in western Minnesota

November 1, 2022

BARNESVILLE, Minn. (KFGO)—A man was found dead while crews battled a large grass fire Sunday afternoon in western Minneasota’s Wilkin County.

He lived at one of the farmsteads that was engulfed in flames. His body was taken for an autopsy and his identity is being withheld until relatives are notified.

The fire consumed several vehicles including a semi and threatened several outbuildings on two farmsteads.

The investigation is ongoing by the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office. They were assisted by Barnesville Fire and Ambulance and Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.