Fire destroyed a home in Rice Lake Township on Tuesday morning.
The fire at 4020 Fairview Road, about a half-mile east of Howard Gnesen Road, was reported at 4:28 a.m. First responders found the home consumed in heavy flames, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.
No one was home at the time of the fire; the cause of the fire is under investigation. The sheriff’s office reported that the home, owned by Rodney Grundstrom, 49, was a total loss.
The Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department was first to respond, later being joined by Canosia, Lakewood, Gnesen, Fredenberg and Normanna volunteer fire departments.