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Victim of fire near Orr identified

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news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ORR — A person found dead in a fire near Orr on Tuesday has been identified.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Barry Allan Dillon, 62, of Gearney, was positively identified Wednesday by the St. Louis County medical examiner as the victim of the fire that destroyed a building in the rural area.

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Area fire departments were called to the structure just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. It was engulfed in flames when they arrived, the sheriff’s office said.

Although no foul play was suspected, the sheriff’s office and the Minnesota state fire marshal are investigating the cause.

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