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UPDATE: 70-year-old man identified as victim of Ely fire

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ELY, MN -

Officials with the Ely Fire Department have identified the man who died in an apartment fire on Wednesday evening.

According to authorities, David Cashman, 70, of Ely, was found dead in an apartment room at Grahek Apartments.

Authorities were called to the complex around five p.m. on Wednesday after flames and smoke were seen from the windows of a third story apartment.

The building was evacuated, and all residents were sent to Ely-Bloomenson Hospital.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames, and no one else was injured.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time, and is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's office, as well as the Ely Fire and Police Departments. 

All residents are now back into their apartments. 

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