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3-year-old dies in fire near Long Prairie

A 3-year-old boy died in a house fire Sunday on Highway 27 east of Long Prairie.

The Todd County Sheriff's Office identified the child as Lucas James Ewertsen.

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. The Long Prairie Fire Department, TCSO deputies and Long Prairie Ambulance responded.

Authorities were told a child was still inside the residence. He could not be saved.

Three others, Michael James Ewertsen, 23, Donna Ewertsen, 52, and Charles Ewertsen, Jr., 67, escaped the blaze.

The house was at 31156 Minnesota Highway 27 in Long Prairie.

Lucas was the son of William Ewertsen, 29, and Debra Reynolds, 26.

Michael was treated for smoke inhalation, the sheriff's office said.