Fire destroys garage

Dry and windy conditions contributed to a fire that spread to a garage and burned two vehicles.
“The shed started on fire and the wind pushed it into the garage,” said Morse-Fall Lake Fire Department chief Ted Krueger. “It was a really windy day.”
The fire occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday at a home on the 1800 block of Grant McMahan Boulevard off Shagawa Lake on Hwy. 88.
Damages include the total loss of a shed, garage and two vehicles.
“The fire was headed toward the house, it was in jeopardy but the initial attack from our crew knocked the fire down,” said Krueger.
Also responding were the Ely Fire Department, Ely Area Ambulance Service and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department.
“Ely Fire established a water supply on Shagawa Lake and delivered it to the site to Morse’s pumper tanker,” said Krueger.
The cause of fire is under investigation.
“The wind was a contributing factor and caused some spot fires in the woods which made it challenging,” said Krueger.