A trailer home north of Chisholm is a total loss after a fire broke out early Thursday morning.
The Chisholm Fire Department and St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire around 5 a.m. on the 6500 block of Long Lake Road North in Balkan Township. Upon arrival the trailer home was fully engulfed in flames.
According to authorities, the homeowner, John Sunty, was awake and watching TV when he heard what sounded like an explosion in the trailer and subsequently left the home. Sunty was not injured and was the only person home at the time.
The trailer was a total loss. The incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal.