New Ulm Apartment Fire Turns Fatal 01 Mar 14

Authorities have released the name of the woman killed in an apartment fire in New Ulm Thursday night. The fire at the 2-story Ackerson Apartments at Center and Front Streets in New Ulm was reported at around 9:30pm Thursday, and smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. A resident of the upper level of the apartments, 50-year-old Darcy Mary Moldan was hospitalized in critical condition, but has since died from her injuries. Several other tenants were able to escape the building safely. Red Cross personnel provided assistance to the residents, including getting them hotel rooms for the night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the New Ulm Fire and Police Departments as well as the state Fire Marshall’s Office.