Meeker County Fire Destroys House and Garage 04 Apr 16

Fire destroyed a house and garaged Sunday afternoon in Meeker County.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says crews were called to a house fire just before 2:30 located in the 74900 block of 240th Street in Dassel Township.

Authorities say no one was home at the time of the fire, which is owned by 32-year-old Jared Bekkala and 31-year-old Lindsey Bekkala.

A passerby observed smoke coming from the residence and alerted authorities.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

The house and the garage are considered to be a total loss.

The American Red Cross was contacted and did respond to the scene to assist the family.