Normanna Township House Fire (Update)

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

Incident Date:02/04/2017

Incident Time:1256

Incident Location: 6139 Pioneer Junction Rd. - Normanna Twp


Name: Jeffrey Sorvik



Age: 52



Address: 6139 Pioneer Jct. Rd.



Incident Summary:

At 1256 hours on 2/4/17, deputies and firefighters responded to call of a structure fire in Normanna Township. Initial reports stated that the home was full of smoke. Shortly after the initial call, it was reported that the home was fully engulfed, and two occupants were able to escape uninjured. At this time, the scene is still active and fire/rescue staff  has not been able to safely search the scene. There is currently a 52 year old occupant of the residence that is unaccounted for. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The St. Louis County Sheriff's office and State Fire Marshall are investigating.  

Assisting Agencies

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Duluth Township Police, Clifton Fire Dept., Normanna Fire Dept., Air National Guard Fire Dept., City of Rice Lake Fire Dept., Lakewood Fire Dept., Gnesen Fire Dept., Gold Cross Ambulance, St. Louis County Rescue Squad, MN State Fire Marshall's Office, St. Louis County Public Works.

Authority: Sgt. Brandon Silgjord                       Date:  02/04/2017            Time: 1705 hrs

Additional Information or Update:

After an extensive search, human remains were located in the house debris. They are believed to be JEFFREY SORVIK who lived at the residence. An official identification has yet to be made by the medical examiner. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Authority:   Sgt Erik Peterson                           Date:  02/05/2017            Time:  0510 hrs