One of the Cold War’s most grueling and bone-chilling battles came to life during a Korean War veteran’s recent presentation at the Monticello Senior Center.
Crews from the Monticello Fire Department were called to the scene of this smoky mobile home fire shortly before 3 p.m Wednesday in Kjellberg’s Mobile Homes Park in Monticello. The fire at Lot 647 in the park was reported to Wright County Sheriff’s dispatchers by a passerby shortly before 2:40 p.m. Fire departments from Big Lake and Buffalo provided assistance at the scene, along with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and New River Medical Center EMS. The Wright County Fire Investigation Team is investigating the fire incident. No injuries were reported; Fire Chief Steve Joerg said Thursday morning the woman who lives at the address was not home when the fire broke out. The woman’s three cats died in the fire, Joerg said. (Photo by Tim Hennagir)
Firefighters from Big Lake and Monticello were called to a mobile home fire at 140 Lee St. in Big Lake Wednesday morning shortly before 10:30 a.m. According to Police Chief Joel Scharf, the fire in Big Lake Estates mobile home park destroyed one trailer and damaged another. A resident living in the destroyed trailer heard a smoke alarm, saw the fire and immediately got out of the trailer. A nearby trailer caught on fire before fire crews arrived. Photo by Tim Hennagir