Fire damages Wadena house, garage

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire, reported at 4:14 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, south of Wadena.

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WADENA — Fire damaged a home and garage Monday, Sept. 5, on the 10000 block of Mohawk Street in Wadena County.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire, reported at 4:14 p.m., south of Wadena. When emergency personnel arrived on scene they found the garage attached to the home was fully engulfed by fire.

The Wadena and Verndale fire departments responded and put out the fire before it could spread into the house. However, the main part of the home had significant smoke and water damage.

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at approximately 2:53 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received another call regarding this property. The caller stated the roof was now on fire.

Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find the garage wall roofline on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished.


No injuries resulted from the fire as the homeowner was not home at the time the fire started.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Assisting at the scene was the Wadena Police Department.

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