Firefighters battle house fire in Cass Lake

Four adults were in the house at the time of the fire and they all escaped injuries, sheriff's office reported.

Contributed / Metro Newspaper Service

CASS LAKE — Firefighters not only battled a fire Wednesday, Feb. 9, but below zero temperatures with a wind chill of 35 below while responding to a house fire in Cass Lake.

A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy was first on scene and observed the attached garage of the two-story home was engulfed in flames, Lt. Bryan Welk with the sheriff’s office said.

The fire, on the 16000 block of White Cloud Trail, was reported at 6:28 a.m. by a neighbor. The Cass Lake Fire Department responded to the scene and called the Bemidji Fire Department for mutual aid.

Welk said there were four adults in the house at the time of the fire and they all escaped injuries. The American Red Cross was called to assist the adults.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. Welk said the fire was not suspicious and it appears the garage and home were destroyed.


The Cass Lake Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

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