On Friday, just after 1pm, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unattached garage fire at the address 551 1st Street North in Dassel.
A Meeker County Sheriff Deputy and the Dassel Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.
Upon the arrival of the deputy, it was learned that the owner of the residence Mark Erickson age 49 of Dassel was in the garage welding when a spark ignited some fuel that was on the cement floor of the garage and it then spread to surrounding areas of the garage.
The Dassel Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and it was contained to the north side of the 24X64 foot garage.
There was moderate, smoke, and fire damage to the structure and contents.