MANKATO —The man who died during a fire at Gus Johnson Plaza early Thursday morning has been identified as 64-year-old Howard Vern Easton.
A fire broke out at the apartment complex at 413 N. Fourth St. around 2 a.m.
Easton was found not breathing. CPR efforts were unsuccessful.
Two other residents had minor injuries. The cause of the fire, which caused about $100,000, is under investigation.