A house was destroyed by fire Wednesday in the 5100 block of Country Road in Great Scott Township, just south of Kinney, Minnesota. Crews were called to a report of a house fire just before 2 p.m., according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the roof. The owners of the house were contacted and all family members were accounted for, however a cat and rabbit are believed to have perished in the fire. The house is determined to be a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Pending an official investigation, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Offices say the fire is believed to be accidental.
Kinney/Great Scott Township, Mountain Iron and Chisholm Fire Departments responded to the fire.