A large home near Cook on the western side of Lake Vermilion was destroyed by fire late Wednesday evening.

The Cook Fire Department responded to the scene of what was initially reported as a chimney fire at 9:55 p.m. The blaze spread to the roof of the house on the 2400 block of Red Sunset Road, according to a report from the Northland Fire Wire.

Firefighters from Cook, Greenwood, Orr, Tower, Pike-Sandy-Britt, Evergreen and the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade responded to the scene.

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