Victim of Akeley fire identified

Jason Brose, 45, was found dead of smoke inhalation after a house fire April 20 in Akeley.

Akeley and Nevis firefighters battle a blaze April 20, 2022 at 50 Pleasant Ave. in Akeley. Jason Brose, 45, was later found dead of smoke inhalation inside the home.
Contributed / Billy Krotzer

The victim of a house fire April 20 in Akeley has been identified.

According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, a house fire was reported at 7:51 p.m. last Wednesday.

Akeley and Nevis firefighters, Akeley police and Hubbard County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at 50 Pleasant Ave. in Akeley to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion from inside the residence just before the fire started, the release states.

At 9:18 p.m., firefighters reported finding the burned remains of a person inside the residence. The remains were identified as Jason Brose, 45, of Akeley.

Brose was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Center, where the cause of death was ruled to be smoke inhalation, the release states. The incident remains under investigation by the Akeley Police Department and the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.

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