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1 UW-Eau Claire student killed, 3 hurt in fire

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student who died in an apartment fire and his three roommates who were injured.

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Eau Claire fire officials say the four students were friends from Stillwater, Minn. They lived in an apartment above a real estate business on Water St. in Eau Claire. A police detective on his way to work spotted smoke coming from their apartment about 6 a.m. Monday.

Two of the four men escaped the building, while firefighters found two others unconscious inside.

Fire officials say 21-year-old Ross Livermore, a computer science major, was killed in the fire. Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Clarkson, also a computer science major, is hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center with serious burns.

WEAU-TV says Garret Isakson and Casey Malan, both 21, were treated at a local hospital and released.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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