Man killed in Mankato apartment fire identified
(Mankato, MN) – Mankato Public Safety has identified the man killed in a fire at an apartment building last month.
The deceased man is Howard Vern Easton, 64, of Mankato, according to a release from public safety. Easton died of acute carbon monoxide poisoning.
In the early hours of March 19, firefighters responded to 413 North Fourth St, where a fire had broken out in a fourth floor apartment. Easton was found not breathing, and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.
The fire was caused by a malfunctioning kitchen appliance.