Home in Kasson a ‘total loss’ after fire Tuesday night

(ABC 6 News) – A home in Kasson is a ‘total loss’ after it became fully engulfed in flames on Tuesday night.

The 911 call came in around 7:30 p.m. of a reported house fire on the 1100 block of 6th Ave SE.

Officials say that the cause of the fire remains unknown, however Kasson Fire and Rescue said the fire started on the deck in back of the home.

Nobody was in the home at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Neighbors tell ABC 6 News that they heard an explosion at the time of the fire.

“We are friends with them not just neighbors, so I think it’s personal,” said Sara Schlaeger who lives nearby.

The Dodge Center Fire Department, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Kasson Fire & Rescue, Kasson Volunteer Fire Department and the Kasson Police Department responded to the scene.

The Kasson Chamber of Commerce said in a social media post that the Dodge County Salvation Army is asking for donations to help the family who lived in the house.

“Right now, since we don’t know the immediate need, we want to make sure we are getting the things that the family needs right now. and then as we assess what’s happening with the home and different things then we can post updates,” said Tanya Young with the Dodge County Salvation Army.

ABC 6 News will provide additional information when it becomes available.