Authorities ID Minnetonka Couple Killed in House Fire

Updated: 11/26/2012 11:04 AM KSTP.com By: Kaitlin Stevens

The deadly fire that gutted a Minnetonka home rekindled Saturday night, about 24 hours after it began.

It took firefighters an hour or so to knock it down. They don't know what caused the fire to re-ignite.

The call about the original fire came in around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The house on Westwood Drive was so badly burned that authorities say when firefighters arrived on the scene they were unable to safely get in the house.

Early Saturday morning fire officials say they discovered 78 year-old Brian Humphrey and his 76 year-old wife Mary Sandra Humphrey dead inside their Minnetonka home.

Soon after learning the news, some who attended Oak Knoll Lutheran Church with the Humphreys headed to the sanctuary to hold a memorial.

Neighbors say the Humphreys lived in the house for 60 years, raising their son Brandon and his two sisters.

The wife was an author of four books. Brian spent his time feeding the homeless through his church.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.