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House a total loss after fire


February 1, 2019

Photo courtesy of Cloquet Area Fire District

Firefighters arrived after the roof had already collapsed and the Stoney Brook Township home was fully engulfed by fire Monday evening.

The Cloquet Area Fire District responded to a house fire in Stoney Brook Township northwest of Cloquet Monday evening, but the home was already fully engulfed by fire when firefighters arrived.

CAFD Chief Kevin Schroeder said CAFD units and the Industrial Volunteer Fire Department were paged by St. Louis County dispatch after Culver and Arrowhead Volunteer Fire Departments did not initially respond.

"The roof had already collapsed when we got there," said CAFD captain Jeremy Hutchinson, noting that the home was located in a fairly remote area. "It had been burning for quite a while. I'm gue...

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