Structure fire in Carlton County sends firefighters to Skelton Township

On August 13th, 2022 the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire in the 4400 block of County Road 6, Skelton Township. A passerby believed a house was on fire.

While emergency personnel were responding they were updated the structure was a pole building.

The Barnum Fire Department was assisted by the Moose Lake and Kettle River Fire Department.

Carlton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and learned the homeowner was using a wood stove in the pole building earlier in the evening.

The pole building and its contents were a total loss. Essentia Health-Moose Lake Paramedics also responded as precautionary.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Minnesota Fire Marshall’s Office and the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.