Old farm house in FL burns

A home in Forest Lake that was being occupied by a fifth generation of the Taylor family burned early Friday morning. Forest Lake Fire & Rescue was called to 19480 Fenway Ave. N. at 12:15 a.m. for a structure fire on the Taylor Farms property south of the local airport. No one was at home at the time of the fire. The farm home was built in 1897. Kelsey Taylor and her roommate, Alyssa Fetterly, were both gone when the blaze broke out. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Mutual aid was provided by the Wyoming Fire Department. (Photo By Cliff Buchan)

  • Eric Langness

    This is really sad. The Taylor’s are great people and it was a nice place they had.

  • Peter Houle

    The Taylor family are some of my best friends as we all grew up together, went to school together and farmed right along side of each other. Its sad news about the home burned but I am happy no one was injured!

    The Taylor Family Farms were a leader in agriculture in our region throughout the Forest Lake, Hugo, and beyond. They were the upper standard in Progressive Farming which the Houle Brite Vue Farms enjoyed friendly competition with.

    I have many memories of the work and fun at the Taylor farm and shared many meals with the “BOYS” in that house.


    peter t. houle

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