Fire destroys pole building
August 19, 2022
A pole building burned in Skelton Township, outside Barnum, on Saturday, Aug. 13.
A passerby reported the fire on the 4400 block of County Road 6 at 11:46 p.m.
Responding emergency personnel found nobody injured, but a pole building that was a total loss along with its contents, a Carlton County Sheriff’s Office news release said.
Barnum, Moose Lake and Kettle River fire departments responded to the fire, along with sheriff’s deputies and Essentia Health-Moose Lake paramedics.
Deputies learned the homeowner had been using a wood stove in the pole building earlier in the evening, but...