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Fire destroys pole building in Skelton Township

Authorities responded to a report of a home on fire from a passerby late Saturday, Aug. 13.

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SKELTON TOWNSHIP — A pole building was destroyed by fire Saturday, Aug. 13, according to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.

A passerby reported the blaze int he 4400 block of Carlton County Road 6 at approximately 11:46 p.m., believing a house was on fire, the news release said. The Barnum Fire Department responded, with assistance from the Moose Lake and Kettle River fire departments.

Upon arrival, they learned it was a pole building on fire, not a home. While deputies from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office learned the homeowner had been using a wood stove in the pole building earlier in the evening, the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Minnesota Fire Marshall's Office and the sheriff's office, the news release said.

Essentia Health-Moose Lake paramedics also responded to the scene, but no injuries were reported.

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