On June 11, 2021 at 5:07 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a pole shed on fire on the 26xxx block of Baseline Avenue in Cedar Lake Township.
Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a pole shed fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire; however, damage to the building and the vehicles and farm equipment contained inside was substantial.
There were no people or animals inside the building at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries to the owners of the building or first responders.
“We are thankful that there were no injuries in this incident,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Our thoughts are with the owners as they recover from the damage to their property.”
No foul play is suspected, and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Elko New Market Fire Department, Jordan Fire Department, Mdewakanton Public Safety, New Prague Fire Department, Prior Lake Fire Department, and North Memorial Ambulance.