Amish Fire Victims Identified
Preston, MN (KROC AM News) - The names of the family members involved in Monday’s fatal fire at an Amish farm in Fillmore County have been released.
Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase says it’s believed the two who died were 58-year-old Yost Hershberger and his 18-year-old son Ben. Kaase is waiting for a coroner’s report to confirm the identities of the bodies that were found in the rubble of the home.
Hershberger’s wife Barbara and their adult sons Yost and Emmanuel escaped and were treated for smoke inhalation and other non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators returned to the Canton-area property Tuesday to continue looking for the cause of the blaze that was reported around 1 a.m. Monday.