Fire claims home in Pine River

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after 2:00a.m. Tuesday morning of a house fire on 40th AVE SW near County Road 26 in Pine River, MN.

Deputies and responders arrived and found a residential home had been engulfed in fire, resulting in a total loss. The home’s occupants, an adult male and an adult female were unaccounted for. A search of the residence was conducted and remains were located. Autopsies are scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical.

Examiner’s Office and the fire investigation continues with the assistance of the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Assisting at the fire scene were the Pine River Fire Department, Backus Fire Department, and North Memorial Ambulance.