The Big Lake Fire Department was called to 17125 Trillium Lane at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 on a report of a vehicle on fire inside a garage. The fire evolved to a working fire that spread to the garage and the residence. Fire crews from Monticello, Elk River and Albertville were called in to provide mutual aid at the Big Lake fire scene, while the Buffalo Fire Department was called in to man the Monticello fire station while Monticello firefighters were on scene in Big Lake. At about 10:15 a.m., it was reported that the flames were knocked down and no smoke was showing, even though firefighters continued to do overhaul at the scene.


Jeff Hage is the managing editor of the Monticello Times. He majored in journalism at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

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