Man dies in apartment fire in Redwood Falls

A fire at the Lakeside Manor Apartment in Redwood Falls on Thursday resulted in the death of a 72-year-old man.

Gene Gilland was found unresponsive in his apartment after a search-and-rescue was conducted, the Redwood Falls Police Department said in a news release. Gilland was taken by North Ambulance to the Redwood Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead from causes related to the fire, the police department said.

The fire, which was on the first floor of the apartment building at 300 South Minnesota Street, is under investigation.