This morning at 1:15, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dassel Fire Department, and Kimball Fire Department responded to a house fire at 31615 710th Avenue in Kingston Township. The fire started and was contained to the northeast corner of the house.

The outer wall, upstairs bedrooms, and attic were damaged along with smoke damage throughout the house. Homeowner Kellie Heggem and a guest were asleep when the fire started. Both got out without injury. Numerous cats were in the house; all but one is accounted for. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.