Town of Barnum structure fire in Carlton County

On July 8, 2023 the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire in the town of Barnum on Grizzly Lane in Barnum Township. A homeowner called 911 to report the fire.

Carlton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and learned two adults were outside of the residence when they observed smoke coming from the residence. One of the adults rescued a small child from inside the home after observing the smoke.

Essentia Health-Moose Lake Ambulance responded and transported the adult to an area hospital for non-life threatening burns and smoke inhalation.

The Barnum Fire Department was assisted by the Moose Lake Fire Department, Kettle River Fire Department, Mahtowa Fire Department, Carlton Fire Department and Essentia Health-Moose Lake Ambulance.

The home was a total loss. The cause of the structure fire in Barnum is being investigated by the Minnesota Fire Marshall’s Office and the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. It remains under investigation.