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Body found in remains of Minot semi fire

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Body found in remains of Minot semi fire
Grand Forks North Dakota 375 2nd Ave. N. 58203

MINOT, N.D -- A body was found in the burned remains of a semi-tractor parked at a Minot truck stop, authorities say.

Minot Rural Fire Department officials said firefighters responded to a call of a fire at the Pilot Flying J on U.S. Highway 2 just west of Minot shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

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The fire was isolated to the engine and cab of a truck that was parked in a parking lot away from the gas tanks.

After the fire was extinguished, a man’s body was found inside, according to the Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, and the investigation is ongoing with the state fire marshall and the sheriff’s department.

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