Tricounty News

Fire in Paynesville Township Human body found inside residence.



Monday, Sept. 17, at about

6:01 a.m., a motorist reported a fire at a residence located at 19503 293rd Ave., in Paynesville Township. The Paynesville Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service and Stearns County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the call. When responders arrived, they found the mobile home fully engulfed in flames.

When the flames were extinguised, a human body was found inside the residence. The body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting in the investigation. No further information will be available and the possible identity of the decedent will not be released at this time.

The home owner found in the home was identified as Scott Allen Vogelpohl, age 47.