Latest Northeast Minnesota Fire Victims Identified
NORTHOME, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the two people killed in a house fire in northeastern Minnesota were a retired doctor and his wife.
Officials on Wednesday identified the victims as 95-year-old Gordon Franklin and 92-year-old Marjorie "Midge" Franklin. Their home in the small Koochiching County community of Northome was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived last Wednesday. Their bodies were found in the rubble.
WDIO-TV reports Gordon Franklin was a retired family practitioner and had delivered more than 2,400 babies in the area. Midge Franklin was a registered nurse who worked with her husband.
This was the the seventh fatal fire in northeast Minnesota this winter.