SAUK RAPIDS TOWNSHIP - A pop tart in a toaster started a house fire this (Wednesday) morning in Sauk Rapids Township.

The Sauk Rapids Fire Chief Tony Hommerding says they were called to the home at 4460 16th Avenue Northwest at about 6:30 a.m.

He says the kitchen will have to be gutted, there's also heat and smoke damage throughout the house.  The damage estimate is more than $30,000.