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One dead, one in custody after house fire in Le Center

Officials say they were responding to a report of structure fire Sunday morning on the 37700 block of Hunting Preserve Lane.
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LE CENTER, Minn. — One person is dead and another man is in custody after a house fire early Sunday morning in Le Center, Minnesota.

According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, fire crews responded to a structure fire around 7:15 a.m. on the 37700 block of Hunting Preserve Lane.

Authorities say they located a deceased man inside the residence, who officials believe is 64-year-old Bruce Alan Traxler, a resident of the home.

Further investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man on probable cause second-degree murder and arson. The Le Sueur County Sheriff says the suspect will likely appear in court Tuesday on those charges. 

The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are helping with the ongoing investigation. 

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