Fire / Arson on Minnie Street in Paynesville, MN – 7/23/2019

7/24/2019 12:33 AM Raw footage of the fire tonight in Paynesville, MN in a trailer park on Minnie Street where details are still being sorted out at this time and awaiting official word from the Stearns County Sheriffs office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Audio from our radio monitoring to provide more details which is pretty much all that is known at this time.

Update, 7/24/2019 Press Release from Stearns County.
Woman dies in Paynesville mobile home fire.
The Paynesville Police Department responded to a fire at 420 Minnie St, Trailer 20. Initial reports indicated a male was pouring gasoline inside the trailer and started it on fire.
Upon officers’ arrival, the trailer was fully engulfed. Fire fighters and officers learned an adult female was inside the trailer. The female was located inside the bathroom and life-saving measures were performed. She was transported to Paynesville Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

A male party was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of potential injuries and later transported to the Stearns County Jail.
The suspect is being held on charges of second-degree murder and awaiting his first court appearance. The body of the female was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Paynesville Police Department, Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
Paynesville Fire Department, CentraCare-Paynesville Ambulance, Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department, Belgrade Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Lake Henry Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-251-4240.

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