The investigation into the cause of a late night house fire in rural Renville County on Christmas Eve continues.
The fire at the home of Michael and Tammy Radloff, about 5 miles northwest of Hector, was reported at around 11:15pm Friday.
Firefighters from Bird Island and Hector spent nearly 5 hours battling the blaze, to no avail. The home and contents were a complete loss.
The Radloffs were not home at the time of the fire however, their dog and four cats died in the blaze.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the state Fire Marshal are investigating.