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Truck Fire on Pearl Lake

On February 3, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received several phone calls about a fish house and truck on fire on Pearl Lake in Maine Prairie Township. This lake is located just to the east of the townsite of Marty. When Deputies and the Kimball Fire Department arrived on the scene, they found a 2003 white Chevy Silverado fully engulfed about 200 yards of the east shore.

The owner of the truck and fish house, Bernard Gregory, 60, of Kimball said he was trying to work the fish house loose as it was stuck in the ice. Gregory noticed a small fire under the engine compartment and attempted to extinguish the fire by throwing snow on it. He went to his residence on the lake to obtain a fire extinguisher and returned to a fully engulfed truck.

Kimball Fire Department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries sustained during this event.


Dispatch 320-251-4240   |   Records 320-259-3700

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