Garage Fire North of Kimball

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Fire destroyed a garage north of Kimball Saturday afternoon.

At Just before 4pm, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a garage fire in the 19000 block of East Shore Drive in Maine Prairie Township, which is on the east side of Pearl Lake.

Authorities say 80-year-old Maureen Imholte reported the fire was in their attached garage and her husband, 84-year-old Ronald Imholte, was in the garage trying to extinguish the fire.

When deputies arrived, the attached garage was fully engulfed.

Both Maureen and Ronald safely evacuated the home.

Mayo Ambulance responded to tend to Ronald, who sustained minor superficial burns. A neighbor reported hearing a boom shortly before noticing the flames and smoke. Ronald told deputies he was working on his lawnmower in the garage around the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Photo courtesy Stearns Co Sheriff’s Office

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