Minnesota Man Dies In Kitchen Fire Day Before Birthday
AUSTIN (AP) - A southern Minnesota man has died in a kitchen fire the day before his birthday.
Austin Fire Chief Jim McCoy says 58-year-old Michael James Langan died in the house fire just outside of Austin on Thursday night.
The Mower County Sheriff's Office says Langan's son, 19-year-old Dakota Langan, called 911. McCoy says firefighters and sheriff's deputies arrived to see Dakota Langan trying to escape the fire through a bedroom window. Authorities broke more glass in the window and pulled him out.
The son was taken to Mayo Clinic-Austin with apparent smoke inhalation and minor injuries from trying to get out the window.
Friday would have been Michael Langan's 59th birthday.
Reports say the state fire marshal's office is investigating.