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Barnum house destroyed by fire that started in garage

Barnum house destroyed by fire that started in garage
Barnum house destroyed by fire that started in garage(MGN)
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 5:53 PM CDT
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BARNUM TOWNSHIP, MN (CBS 3) -- Around 8:30 Saturday night the Carlton County Sheriff’s office received a report of a garage fire on Hilltop View Road in Barnum Township.

Crews from several fire departments including the Barnum Fire Department, Blackhoof, and Moose Lake responded to battle the blaze.

According to officials, when sheriff’s deputies arrived they learned a vehicle had started on fire while inside the garage attached to the home.

Firefighters contained the fire, but both the garage and the house were considered a total loss.

Essentia Health-Moose Lake paramedics arrived as a precaution, but no injuries were reported, and the occupants of the house made it out safely.

The Carlton County sheriff’s office and Minnesota Fire Marshall’s office are investigating but said the cause of the fire is not suspicious.

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