1 killed, 1 injured in fire at St. Paul homeless encampment

Authorities are investigating a fire at a homeless encampment that left one person dead and another injured Wednesday in St. Paul. (St. Paul Police Department / FOX 9)

Police are investigating after a person was killed and another was injured in a fire at a homeless encampment in St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday morning.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, at about 7:30 a.m., officers were called to a homeless encampment on the north side of Shepard Road on a report of a fire with injuries. 

The St. Paul Fire Department extinguished the fire. Authorities learned that one person died in the fire and another was injured. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

"Today's tragic loss underscores the dangers our residents sheltering outdoors endure," said Deputy Mayor Jaime Tincher in a statement. "We will continue our work to get everyone in Saint Paul sheltering outdoors inside."

Police department homicide and arson investigators are working with fire department investigators to determine a cause. Authorities noted that multiple propane tanks and heaters were found near the suspected area of origin.

No arrests have been made.