Elderly couple dies in Park River house firePARK RIVER, N.D. (AP) — A house fire in the North Dakota town of Park River has killed an elderly couple.
PARK RIVER, N.D. (AP) — A house fire in the North Dakota town of Park River has killed an elderly couple.
The Walsh County Sheriff's Department identified the victims as 83-year-old Margaret Winther and her 89-year-old husband, Norman Winther.
Sheriff Lauren Wild tells the Grand Forks Herald that the fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. Thursday. It's believed to have started with a malfunction in a water heater, which ignited combustible materials beside the water heater.
A North Dakota state fire marshal is investigating.