Fatal fire in Lowry Hill
An early morning fire at 48 Groveland Terrace March 19 claimed the life of Barbara Nepper, age 65.
Nepper died at Hennepin County Medical Center as a result of complications of thermal injuries, according to the medical examiner's office.
Firefighters contained the fire to Nepper's first-floor apartment; sprinklers had activated by the time they arrived. They found no other victims, and said no one else sustained injuries. Evacuated residents returned to their units shortly after the fire was contained.