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Victim identified in fatal fire in rural Paynesville, Minn.

PAYNESVILLE -- The victim of a rural Paynesville house fire on Monday morning has been identified as Scott Allen Vogelpohl, age 47.

He was the owner of the mobile home destroyed in the blaze, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office reported on Monday afternoon.

A passing motorist reported the fire about 6 a.m. at 19503 293rd Ave., rural Paynesville. The mobile home structure was engulfed in flames when the Paynesville Fire Department and Ambulance Service and Stearns County sheriff's deputies arrived.

When the flames were extinguished, the victim's body was found within the residence. The body has been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting in the investigation.

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