Fire Near Klossner Destroys Home 16 Apr 14

A home southwest of Klossner in Nicollet County was destroyed by fire Tuesday.

The fire, in a rental house on the Robert and Clair Gieseke farm on County Road 5, the Fort Road, was reported at around 10:45am Tuesday.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, but the building and all of its contents were a complete loss.

The official cause remains under investigation, but it is believed to have been started by an unattended wood-burning stove.

A fund has been set up to help Laura Karels, who was renting the home.