Rural Pine River family loses home
PINE RIVER — A rural Pine River family lost its home and two dogs Monday when a fire destroyed the one-story structure, Ideal Fire Department Assistant Chief Ken Stoltman said.
Ideal Fire Department was called around 11 a.m. to a report of a one-story rambler home on the 39000 block of West Arrowhead Drive, located in Timothy Township, east of Pine River that was fully engulfed. The home is owned by Ed Gard.
Ideal Fire called Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River fire departments for mutual aid. About 30 firefighters were on scene fighting the fire until around 1:30 p.m.
Stoltman said the cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal.