Victim in fatal Carlton County camper fire identified

The Kalevala Township fire was reported at 8 a.m. Friday. Robert Haufle, age 60, died in the fire, authorities reported.

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CARLTON COUNTY — The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported Monday that Robert Charles Haufle, age 60 of Kalevala Township, died in an RV fire last week.

Emergency responders discovered Haufle's remains on Friday, March 18 after extinguishing the fire in Kalevala Township.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call just after 8 a.m. March 18 reporting the fire at 4951 Moline Road. Sheriff's office deputies, fire departments from Kettle River, Moose Lake and Cromwell, and an Essentia Health ambulance arrived at the scene and found a fifth-wheel camper engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is still under investigation by the Minnesota Fire Marshal's Office and the Carlton County Sheriff's Office. The fire's cause is not considered suspicious, according to the release from the sheriff's office.

This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. March 21 to add the name of the deceased. It was originally posted at 6:37 p.m. March 18.

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