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Brookston home destroyed by fire

No one was injured but a house was destroyed in a fire late Thursday in Brookston. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. at 4886 Highway 31 in Brookston. Six fire departments along with sheriff's d...

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No one was injured but a house was destroyed in a fire late Thursday in Brookston.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. at 4886 Highway 31 in Brookston. Six fire departments along with sheriff's deputies responded, but the house was engulfed by the time they arrived.

Sheriff's Deputy Eric Sathers said the owner was located and he confirmed the house was being rented but that the renters were in the process of moving out and were living elsewhere. The renters were contacted and found to be safe in a relative's house in Cloquet.

In a news release, Sathers said the residence was out of fuel oil and two space heaters were being used to prevent pipes from freezing. The exact cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but the house appeared to be a total loss.

Culver, Arrowhead, Brevator, East Brevator, Industrial, Alborn and Grand Lake fire departments responded to the fire.

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