Fire claims home on Norwegian Road near Vining [UPDATED]Published 10:57am Thursday, March 7, 2013 Updated 10:58am Thursday, March 7, 2013
Fire destroyed a house Wednesday afternoon in Vining. The house at 19257 Norwegian Road was a total loss, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office report.
A report came in at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday from a mail carrier who saw smoke coming from the roof of the house. No one was home at the time, and only the outside walls of the house remain. Vining Fire and Rescue, Henning Fire and Rescue and Otter Tail County Sheriff’s deputies responded. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to a wood stove in the basement of the house, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Most of the personal property and belongings of the two people who lived in the house were lost in the fire, according to the news release, and they are staying with relatives in the area.