LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Fire destroyed a home near Lewiston.
It happened at 22790 County Road 25 shortly before 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Lewiston fire chief Charlie Matzke said no one was home at the time besides two dogs and both made it out safely.
Smoke billowed from the windows as the fire burned through the home's roof.
believe it was a wood stove fire," Matzke said. "Being an old farmhouse
like this, [the fire] crawled into the attic really fast."
We're told this was the first time Lewiston's new fire truck was put to work at a fire scene.
The homeowner is Ted Hess, who is the assistant chief of the Lewiston Fire Department.
Main Station: 507-252-4747
Connect With Us
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and KXLT. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Lynn Jacobs at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.