One man is dead after an early morning house fire in Beltrami County.
The Beltrami County Sheriff says neighbors along the 18200 block of Lookout Tower Road in Hines Township reported a loud explosion around 3:40 Thursday morning.
Blackduck firefighters arrived on scene to find a home engulfed in flames.
The home was a total loss.
Investigators determined 76-year-old Oscar Clark Eckstrom died in the fire, and was the only one home at the time.
The fire in under investigation.