Fire destroys housePublished 9:58am Wednesday, March 26, 2014
No one injured in Freeborn County blaze
ALDEN — A rural Alden house was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.
Firefighters from nine departments battled the blaze at 21751 620th Ave., after being alerted at 9:55 p.m. that the house was fully engulfed, according to a news release from the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.
It is unclear whether anyone was living at the residence. No one was home when the fire began, said Freeborn County detective Chuck Malepsy.
Freeborn County land records list the owners as Bruce and Wendy Niebuhr, owners of B&B Pallets.
Officials at the business could not be reached, and the voice mail box was full.
The Alden Fire Department responded, along with the Freeborn, Conger, Wells, Walters, Manchester, Minnesota Lake, Albert Lea Township and Kiester departments. Gold Cross Ambulance was also at the scene.
The release states the cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation. The house was surrounded by yellow tape Wednesday morning.