On April 17, 2019 at approximately 11:50 a.m., Scott County Dispatch was notified of a house fire located in the 22000 block of Balsa Circle in Cedar Lake Township.
When emergency responders arrived on scene, they observed smoke and flames emitting from a single family home.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire; however, the home suffered significant damage. All residents present at the time were evacuated safely and there were no injuries to the residents or first responders.
Initial investigation shows that the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike.
No foul play is suspected and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office was advised.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the new Prague Fire Department, Prior Lake Fire Department, Jordan Fire Department, Elko New Market Fire Department, Mdewakanton Public Safety, and North Ambulance.