Fire spreads from garage, destroys northern Minnesota home

A home in northern Minnesota was destroyed early Sunday morning by fire.

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters from Esko, Carlton and Wrenshall responded to a reported garage fire at 2:02 a.m. on Ridge Road.

When the first crews arrived, they found the detached garage was fully engulfed and, thanks to a steady wind, was very close to the home. Authorities said the flames quickly spread to the home.

Firefighters confirmed everyone was able to make it out of the home but the garage and house were a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The American Red Cross is helping the family.