Property owners were fighting shop fire in rural Crookston when firefighters arrived; no injuries reported

    A shop fire at a rural Crookston residence on Friday, Nov. 10 was contained and extinguished, and no one was hurt, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports.

    The fire was reported at 33885 210th Ave. SW. When Crookston firefighters arrived, the shop’s owners, Frank and Charles Johnson of rural Crookston, were inside the shop trying to get the fire under control. Firefighters were able to subsequently contain and extinguish the fire.

    Damage was contained to the southwest corner of the building.

    The cause is being investigated with assistance from the Minnesota Fire Marshal’s office.

    Assisting the CFD and PCSO at the scene was Crookston Area Ambulance Service.

Fosston fire

    The PCSO also reports that a fire early Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Cornerstone Living facility in Fosston was extinguished, with no injuries being reported.

    The call came minutes after 2 a.m. from the facility, located at 115 East 1st St., in an individual resident’s apartment. The PCSO reports that Cornerstone Living staff were able to extinguish the fire.

    A resident of the apartment declined medical attention. Fosston firefighters cleared the apartment of smoke. The cause of the fire was determined to be a short in a microwave.

    The kitchen sustained no damage.

    Essentia EMS also assisted at the scene.