Four People Escape Costly Stewartville Garage Fire
Stewartville, MN (KROC-AM News)- Four people escaped a costly garage fire that broke out in an attached garage at a home in Stewartville earlier this week.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Captain James Schueller says Olmsted County Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive at the fire reported at a residence in the 600 block of 12th Ave. Northeast around 11:38 p.m. Wednesday. Responding deputies smelled smoke from outside of the home and learned the fire had started in an attached garage containing a 2018 GMC pick-up truck and a 2016 GMC SUV.
Firefighters from the Stewartville Fire Department located and extinguished the fire. Two adults and two children in the home were able to safely evacuate the structure.
Schueller said first responders determined the fire had started in the bed of the pick-up truck parked inside of the garage. The homeowner told deputies he had stored battery-operated hunting equipment in the pick-up bed.
Schueller said the unofficial damage estimate from the fire is believed to be $100,000. He said the fire did not appear to be suspicious.