Fire Destroys Home Near Klossner 16 Apr 14

A home southwest of Klossner in Nicollet County was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday. The fire in a rental house on the Robert and Clair Gieseke farm on County Road 5, the Fort Road, was reported at around 10:45am Tuesday, and firefighters from New Ulm, Lafayette and Courtland responded to the scene. The home was located on the rear of the property, and was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, but the building and all of it’s contents were a complete loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to have been started by an unattended wood-burning stove. A fund has been set up for the resident of the home, Laura Karels. You can donate by clicking HERE