The investigation into the cause of a late night house fire in rural Renville County Christmas Eve continues. The fire at the home of Michael and Tammy Radloff about 5 miles northwest of Hector was first reported at around 11:15pm Friday. Firefighters from Bird Island and Hector spent nearly 5 hours battling the blaze, but the home and all of it’s contents were a complete loss. The Radloffs were not home at the time of the fire, but their dog and 4 cats died in the blaze. No other injuries were reported. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the state Fire Marshall are investigating.