Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on at 10:02 a.m. his office received a report of a structure fire at 11825 County Road 152 in Benton Township.
When deputies and fire personnel arrived on scene they located a house that was fully engulfed.
The house was unoccupied at the time and is a total loss.
Cologne Fire Department responded with the assistance of Norwood Young America, Hamburg,
Waconia, Carver, Chaska, Victoria, Watertown, St. Boni, Belle Plaine, Plato and New Prague
fire departments. Ridgeview Medical Center also responded to the scene.
The fire is being investigated by the Cologne Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office.
11:59 a.m. – Area fire departments and emergency services are responding to a house fire located southeast of Bongards. Wind and blowing snow is making for difficult conditions as salt trucks are being used as well to clear a path for vehicles. More information will be posted when it becomes available.