Columbia Heights duplex fire kills man

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A man was pulled from a burning duplex in Columbia Heights early Friday and later died.

Firefighters were sent to the 1200 block of Circle Terrace Boulevard Northeast around 2:45 a.m. and “were able to rescue him from the residence,” the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said.

A man died from a fire that broke out at this duplex in the 1200 block of Circle Terrace Boulevard Northeast in Columbia Heights early Friday, May, 31, 2024. (Nick Ferraro / Pioneer Press)

Other residents had made it safely out of the duplex, which is northeast of Central and 40th avenues.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has yet to be released.

The fire is under investigation.

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