LUCAN, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say the remains of a second child have been recovered from the scene of a farmhouse fire in southwestern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the body was found late Thursday afternoon. Two victims have now been recovered.
The first child's remains were found late Wednesday evening.
Photo courtesy of Marshall Independent
Emergency response teams remained at the scene of Wednesday’s house fire in rural Lucan on Thursday afternoon. The bodies of two missing children have been recovered. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
The names and ages of the victims will be released when positive identification is made by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.
The fire was reported by the homeowners of a two-story, single family farmhouse located in the 20000 block of 250th Street, at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday. The house was fully engulfed by flames when the Lucan Fire Department arrived. Two adults and several children escaped the house without injury, according to the DPS.
KEYC-TV reported the house was a day-care center.
Vesta Fire Department firefighter Neal Hansen was injured at the scene Wednesday when he slipped on ice and his legs were run over by a tanker fire truck. He is hospitalized in Mankato, according to a report in the Marshall Independent.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, according to the DPS.
Three investigators from the State Fire Marshal Division were on the scene on Thursday. Investigators' vehicles and a Lucan ambulance could be seen parked near the site of the fire. "Road Closed"?signs blocked off the driveway to the property, according t the Marshall Independent.
Firefighters from Wabasso, Seaforth, Wanda, Vesta, Belview, Walnut Grove and Milroy plus the Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the scene.