Edina House Fire Rekindles Overnight

Updated: 03/27/2013 8:51 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Fire crews returned to a house that started on fire Tuesday afternoon after it rekindled overnight.

The flames started up again at the home around 3 a.m.

Meanwhile Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the three-alarm fire that destroyed the home.

The Edina Fire Department received a call about the fire at 3:06 p.m., said firefighter Scott Vadnais.

A neighbor reported smoke and flames showing from the rear of the home on the 5200 block of Green Farms Road.

Fire crews arrived to find the 1.5-story home fully involved, the city says. A third alarm was called, requesting assistance from more than seven surrounding fire departments.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. However, the homeowner's cat and dog are unaccounted for.

Officials say it took firefighters about two hours to knock down the fire. Several additional hours were spent checking for extension and extinguishing hot spots.

According to property records, the home was built in 1981 and has an estimated market value of $500,500.

The home is likely to be a total loss, according to officials.