LAKE HENRY TOWNSHIP -- Fire destroyed a detached garage in Lake Henry Sunday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it broke out around 3:30 p.m. at the home of Karl Schlangen in the 33,000 block of 220th Street in Lake Henry Township.

A relative who lives to the west saw a large amount of smoke coming from Schlangen's property and went to investigate. When he arrived, the detached garage was fully engulfed.

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Schlangen was not home at the time of the fire.

The Lake Henry Fire Department was able to quickly put out the flames, but a pickup inside was destroyed and the garage is considered a total loss.

The sheriff's office says it's believed the fire started from a wood stove inside the garage and then spread.


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