By Ivan Raconteur
HOWARD LAKE, MN A residence on Keats Avenue near Howard Lake was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
Howard Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a post on the Howard Lake Fire Department’s Facebook page.
Firefighters battled sub-zero temperatures and double-digit windchills as they worked to extinguish the blaze.
Despite their efforts, the residence was considered a total loss, according to the post.
Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Waverly Fire Department, Cokato Fire Department, and Maple Lake Fire Department.
Red Cross volunteers assisted two people after the fire, according to a press release from the Red Cross.