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Victim identified in fatal, Paynesville township mobile home fire

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

He was the owner of the mobile home destroyed in the blaze, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon.

A passing motorist reported the fire about 6 a.m. at 19503 293rd Avenue, rural Paynesville. The mobile home structure was fully engulfed in flames when the Paynesville Fire Department and Ambulance Service and the 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.