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Sister IDs man killed in Fridley fire that ‘destroyed my childhood home’

April 26, 2018 GMT

The man killed this week in a house fire in Fridley has been identified by his family.

D.J. Wasserman, 24, could not get out Tuesday night from the home in the 300 block of Hugo Street NE., according to his sister, Rachel Mae Dolan.

Dolan said the three other people in the home at the time her father, and a sister and boyfriend, did escape the blaze safely.

Authorities said the fire apparently started in the kitchen and spread to the living room, but investigators have yet to reveal how the blaze began.

Wasserman was sleeping at the time and trapped on the second floor, according to the Fire Department.

Three dogs also made it out, but a fourth dog and two guinea pigs perished in the fire, Dolan said on a fundraising page she started online to help the family recover.

[The] fire destroyed my childhood home, she wrote.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482