Fire Destroys Home in McKinley

Posted at: 02/03/2013 10:38 PM
Updated at: 02/04/2013 4:50 AM

A fire in McKinley destroyed a home and garage Sunday night.

The Gilbert Fire Department was one of six area fire crews that responded to a home at 2nd Avenue East and 1st Street North in McKinley around 8:25 p.m. Sunday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's department said no one was home at the time of the fire. The Gilbert Fire Department said the man who lives there is staying with family.

Authorities said the home and attached garage is a total loss. Sub-zero temperatures hampered firefighters efforts, authorities said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is believed to be accidental, the sheriff's office said.