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Victim of Lake Lillian fatal fire identified

LAKE LILLIAN. – Wayne Robert Sulflow, 55, of Lake Lillian, was killed in a house fire that broke out early Saturday morning near Lake Lillian.

The name of the victim was released this morning.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at a house on Minnesota Highway 7 about two miles east of Lake Lillian.

There were four people in the home at the time of the fire. Three were accounted for and were not injured, but firefighters later found Sulflow’s body inside the building.

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation into the fire and death is ongoing by the Minnesota Fire Marshal and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Fire departments from Lake Lillian, Cosmos, Atwater and Blomkest and the Lake Lillian and Willmar ambulance services were at the scene.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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