Fire damages trailer in Clarks Grove
Published 4:52 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015
CLARKS GROVE — Three fire departments battled a fire that badly damaged a trailer in Clarks Grove Friday afternoon.
No one was injured.
The blaze, at 323 N. Hillcrest Circle, was reported at 11:44 a.m. by a neighbor, according to Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag.
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Freitag said nobody was home at the time of the fire, and he estimated the trailer to be a total loss.
The trailer was being rented by Laura Halverson, 28, and Matthew Springsteel, 31. There was also a dog living at the house that was not home at the time of the fire, the sheriff said.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office and a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office detective investigated at the scene Friday afternoon.
Freitag said it appears the fire began underneath a bedroom floor, but how the fire started remains under investigation.
Fire departments from Clarks Grove, Geneva and Hollandale responded, along with the Albert Lea Salvation Army. Temperatures were only a few degrees above zero.