Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds Fire

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An electrical short is believed to be the cause of fire at Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds Saturday morning.

At about 6am, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a building fire at Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds in Paynesville Township.

The Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Travis Schwegel of Cold Spring was ice fishing on Lake Koronis when he noticed the rear of the main lodge of Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds was on fire.

The fire was on the northwest corner of the building.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it spread to other areas of the building or to other buildings nearby.

Initial investigation reveals the fire started from a possible electrical short from a large outdoor food cooler unit.

All occupants of the building were able to evacuate safely.

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