- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

DEER RIVER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a sister and brother who died in a mobile home fire in rural Deer River over the weekend.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the victims are identified as 23-year-old April Saunders and her brother, 21-year-old Markus Saunders, both of Cohasset.

Crews were called to the fire early Saturday and arrived to find the mobile home engulfed in flames. A woman and two teenage girls were able to escape and were taken to the Deer River hospital with minor injuries.

The bodies of the two victims were found inside the home.

The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.


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