1 dies in St. Paul triplex fire, another jumps to safety
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One person is dead after a fire at a triplex in St. Paul that forced a man to jump to safety from the second floor.
Assistant Fire Chief Michael Gaede says the fire was reported about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in one unit. Crew members using a ladder rescued four family members from a second-story window.
Gaede says a man in his 30s already had jumped and was not seriously hurt. The man then broke the fall of his 9-year-old son, who also jumped.
The assistant chief says firefighters helped the mother down the ladder along with sons ages 1, 3 and 8.
After putting the fire out, crews found an injured person on the second floor who was declared dead.
Gaede tells the Star Tribune the fire doesn’t look suspicious.