Wadena home destroyed in early morning fire Friday
No one was injured in the fire.
WADENA — A house was destroyed by fire during the morning, Friday, Sept. 2, in southeast Wadena. No one was injured in the fire.
The Wadena Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 4:58 a.m. at 1028 Second Street Southeast, according to a Wadena Fire Department news release.
Dispatch had advised that there were visible flames coming out of several windows on both floors, from a two story single family home. Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire. There were no occupants inside the home at the time of the fire. Fire personnel remained on scene to put out hot spots and remained there about two hours.
The house is a total loss, and received extensive interior damage.
Wadena responded with seven trucks and 13 firefighters. In addition, mutual aid was requested from Deer Creek and Verndale Fire Departments. The fire cause and origin at this time remains under investigation of the Wadena Fire Department and Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Assisting the Wadena Fire Department was Deer Creek and Verndale Fire Department, Tri-County Health Care EMS, Wadena Police Department, Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Wadena Light & Water. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported in this incident. The Wadena Fire Department noted that they are thankful for the mutual aid partners assistance.