On Sunday, August 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Elk River Fire Department responded to a fully involved structure fire at the 18800 block of Zumbro Ave. NW in Elk River.
The initial call reported that there were possible persons unaccounted for. Fire and police arrived on-scene shortly after dispatch, confirming a working structure fire.
Thankfully, all occupants were quickly accounted for and there were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Unfortunately, one cat perished in the fast moving fire. Big Lake and Ramsey fire departments assisted at the scene.
The fire remains under investigation, according to Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham. He did add, however, the fire is believed to be accidental.