MEADOWLANDS, MN (KDAL) - The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a home at 7710 Central Avenue in Meadowlands early Thursday morning. Authorities responded to a 911 call just after midnight from the resident, 75 year old John Stossel, who said the building was filled with smoke and he and his 72 year old wife, Karen Gosch, were unable to get out. When the Meadowlands Fire Department arrived the two were evacuated and taken to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. Gosch was later pronounced dead and Stossel is believed to be in stable condition. The fire appears to have started in the kitchen area of the residence.
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