NRFD responds to early morning fire in Star Prairie
An early morning house fire on Monday, April 15, left a Star Prairie family without a home. The New Richmond Fire Department received a call about the house fire at 1967 Nighthawk Drive at 2:16 a.m. It took about an hour to get the fire under control, according to NRFD Chief Jim VanderWyst.
According to St. Croix County property records, the home is owned by Scott Kotaska of White Bear Lake. Minn.
"Everything was a total loss. The fire itself was just a normal house fire, but it was burning pretty good by the time we got there," VanderWyst said. "There were four people in the house at the time of the fire and they all made it out alright. I believe a couple of the people who were in the home at the time of the fire went to the hospital about an hour after we got there."
The department cleared the scene of the two-story home with an attached garage at 7:32 a.m., VanderWyst said. According to VanderWyst, the cause of the fire is still under investigation and the department isn't sure exactly where the fire originated from, either.
VanderWyst said the Somerset, Roberts and Hudson fire departments also responded to the house fire.