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Update: Victims of fire near Wadena identified; blaze ruled accidental

Authorities have released the names of two people who died early Friday in a fire south of Wadena.

Daniel Suhl and Anne Carlson, both 21 and recently from Wadena, died when the camper trailer they were staying in caught fire and they were unable to escape, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department. The fire was reported just before 4 a.m. Friday.

The blaze, south of Wadena between the city and the Todd County line, has been ruled accidental, Sheriff Michael Carr said.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing with assistance from the Minnesota state fire marshal, the Wadena Fire Department and Lake Region Health Care.