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Police identify baby, man who perished in Sartell apartment fire

4-month-old Hazel Kaloni Clark died at a hospital following the Jan. 19 fire, and her 24-year-old father Caleb Clark also perished in the blaze.
Credit: Jennifer Lewerenz - KNSI News
Police in Sartell have identified two people who died in an apartment fire Jan. 19 as 4-month-old Hazel Clark and 24-year-old Caleb Clark.

SARTELL, Minn. — Sartell police have identified a baby and a man who died following an apartment fire Jan. 19. 

Fire crews found 4-month-old Hazel Kaloni Clark and 24-year-old Caleb Clark when they entered the burning apartment at 301 11th Ave. East around 8 p.m. The State Fire Marshal has determined that the fire was intentionally set within Clark's apartment, and most of the damage was contained to that unit. 

On Thursday Sartell police said in a news release that Caleb Clark died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound, and Hazel's death is being investigated as a homicide. The baby's official cause of death is still pending. 

Police say the two recently moved to Sartell from Grand Forks, ND. 

Credit: Jennifer Lewerenz - KNSI News
The State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled that the apartment fire that killed a baby and a man in Sartell Jan. 19 was purposely set.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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