Douglas County Sheriff's Department

(Garfield, MN) On Saturday night, just after 8:00 PM a Garfield firefighter reported a house fire at 6491 39th Avenue NW near Garfield. The house was fully engulfed when law enforcement and firefighters arrived on scene. The homeowner, Debra Guenther, arrived on scene and stated she had left a space heater on in a bathroom. The Red Cross provided on scene assistance to Guenther. The Alexandria and Brandon Fire Departments provided mutual aid, and North Ambulance and the Garfield First Responders were also on scene. According to fire officials, the space heater is the likely cause of the fire.