Structure Fire in New Independence Township

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

Incident Date:12/20/2020 

Incident Time:12:42PM  

Incident location: 6100 Block South Schelin Road New Independence Township, MN 55779


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Incident Summary: 

On 12/20/2020 at approximately 12:45PM, The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Lake Fire Department, Industrial Fire Department, Alborn Fire Department, and Cloquet Area Fire Department responded to a garage fire on the 6100 block of South Shelin Road in New Independence Township. The fire began in a loft apartment located in the attic of the garage. Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire before the garage became a total loss. The fire is believed to have been started by an overloaded surge protector and does not appear to be of a suspicious nature. No one was in the apartment at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.


Authority: Deputy Tony McTavish

Date: 12/20/2020                                                          Time: 3:50PM