House fire destroys area home

A fire destroyed a Minnetrista home on Dec. 8 around 8:30 a.m. The fire is said to have started in the garage and have spread throughout the home. There were no injuries, and the home owners and their dog escaped safely. (Nicole Brodzik/The Laker).
A fire destroyed a Minnetrista home on Dec. 8 around 8:30 a.m. The fire is said to have started in the garage and have spread throughout the home. There were no injuries, and the home owners and their dog escaped safely. (Nicole Brodzik/The Laker).
On Dec. 8 a fire tore through a Minnetrista home on the 6500 block of South Bay Drive. The fire, which appeared to have started in the garage, quickly took over the home.
The owners and their dog were able to get out safely, but the fire would destroy the top level of the home, the garage and the cars inside it. It’s unclear if the home was considered a total loss.

Officers from St. Bonifacius and Mound Fire Departments responded at 8:24 a.m. By the time they arrived, the driveway and vehicle in the driveway were engulfed in flames. All parties escaped without injury and there is no suspicion of foul play, according to Minnetrista Public Safety.