House, vehicles lost in fire

HENDRICKS, Minn. – A house and other items were lost in a fire Tuesday, but the people who lived there are safe, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire was reported at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday and occurred on 484th Avenue near 199th Street in rural Hendricks, Minnesota, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

“Upon arrival, the garage area of the home was fully engulfed and quickly spread to the rest of the home,” Sebring said.

The sheriff’s office, Hendricks Fire Department and White Fire Department were called initially.

“Due to the size of the fire, mutual aid was requested in which Aurora, Elkton, Bruce, Sinai, Volga and Brookings fire departments all responded to help put out the fire,” Sebring said.

“All occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely,” he added.

“The home was a complete loss, as well as several vehicles, a boat, skid steer, and riding lawn mower,” Sebring said.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Sebring said.

Other assisting agencies were the White Ambulance and the Hendricks Ambulance, he said.