ST. JOSEPH (WJON News) - A rural St. Joseph home was destroyed in an early morning fire.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the call came in at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday for a large fire in a residential area. The fire location was 8942 Ivy Road in St. Joseph Township.

Deputies found a fully engulfed house. They evacuated the neighboring houses. The property owner, 31-year-old Trent Henkel, was not home.

The St. Joseph, Waite Park, Cold Spring, Rockville and St. Augusta fire departments were all on the scene.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.


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