House Fire Near Kasota 01 Feb 13

A home near Kasota was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon. The fire engulfing the residence on East Pearl Street just east of Kasota off Highway 22 was reported at just before 3pm, and dozens of firefighters from multiple agencies then battled in the blaze in the bitter cold, including crews from North Mankato, St. Peter, Nicollet and Cleveland. No injuries were reported, and the resident of the home, Ruth Dutler, the owner of Jerry Dutler’s Bowl in Mankato, was not home at the time. No other details have been released, but the home is likely a total loss.