- Associated Press - Thursday, February 2, 2017

TURTLE LAKE, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead after a house fire in western North Dakota.

The McLean County Law Enforcement Center got a 911 call early Tuesday about the fire in rural Turtle Lake. A 50-year-old woman reported she was able to escape unharmed but a man was still inside the house.

Several fire departments responded. Firefighters recovered the remains of 41-year-old Jason Sweet from the basement.

The fire destroyed the house. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause.

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