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John Anderson, 27, discovered the fire and pulled the building’s main fire alarm, alerting residents to evacuate. He made attempts to enter the victim’s apartment, but thick smoke and heat prevented him from doing so, he said. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Displaced tenants shaken, mourning loss of Olivia, Minn., fire victim

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OLIVIA — One day after an apartment fire took the life of their longtime neighbor and fellow tenant, residents of the Westcourt Apartments in Olivia remained shaken by the fire and loss.


Billy Eugene Camper, 64, of Olivia, was identified Friday afternoon as the victim found deceased in his first-floor apartment shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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