Roscoe Township home a total loss after fire

(ABC 6 News) – On Saturday, March 18th around 1:25 p.m., the Pine Island Fire Department was dispatched to 50199 154th Avenue Way outside Pine Island after a passing motorist on County Road 11 reported seeing black smoke coming from the property. The caller drove up to the property and found a home on fire. The property where the home is located is listed as Tyler Andrist.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and had to deal with muddy conditions which prevented their trucks from getting close to the fire scene. After pulling hose lines nearly 50 yards to the fire, firefighters found half of the home had already collapsed in the flames. Crews were able to protect a nearby shed while extinguishing the fire.

Because of the location of the fire, crews had to haul water to the scene from Pine Island. Emergency crews remained on the scene until around 6:00 p.m.

The home was a total loss, along with all the contents inside the building.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office was asked to respond to the address and investigate the cause of the fire. It is believed that a space heater in a back bedroom may have contributed to the blaze.

No injuries were reported, but icy conditions caused multiple falls while emergency crews were on the scene.

Also responding to the fire were Goodhue County Co-op and the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.