Mar 17, 2014 at 7:38 am
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A man is dead after a fire at a Chanhassen motel.
The fire department arrived at the Brookside Motel shortly after 2 a.m. Monday and could see heavy fire coming from the windows of a twin unit.
Chanhassen Fire Chief John Wolff says a man he describes as elderly died in the fire. One man escaped safely.
The cabin-style motel provides low-income housing, and there are working smoke detectors in the units. But Wolff says there were no sprinklers inside, which could have made a difference.
The fire's cause is still under investigation.
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