August 20, 2023
The Lakeville Fire Department responded at 2:33 a.m. to a reported fire at 16577 Duluth Trail where a single-family residential, was found to be engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Rosemount and Apple Valley also responded to assist with fire extinguishment.
The eight residents were able to evacuate without incident or injury prior to the fire department's arrival.
First arriving fire officer was on scene in seven minutes and reported structure was fully involved and declared a defensive fire strategy. The first engine arrived in eight minutes; crews protected adjacent homes from fire extension due to the fire involvement of the primary home.
The property had working smoke alarms at the time of the fire.
The fire was extinguished by 7:10 a.m. and the damage is extensive. The Lakeville Fire Department is investigating cause and origin of the fire.