Fire destroys Scandia home

jvd
Community Editor
Photo courtesy of Randall Simonson A fire destroyed much of a home on 188th Street in Scandia April 6.
Photo courtesy of Randall Simonson
A fire destroyed much of a home on 188th Street in Scandia April 6.

At approximately 2:50 p.m. April 6, a page went out from Scandia requesting mutual aid from Marine regarding a garage on fire with a significant amount of smoke visible. The house, at 13305 188th St. N., was the residence of Mike and Julie White.

According to Scandia Fire Chief Mike Hinz, the cause of the blaze is still being investigated.

“The fire completely destroyed the second floor, attached garage and also a good portion of the first floor of the home,” Hinz said. “There was also severe smoke and water damage throughout. There isn’t much left and they are definitely going to have to rebuild if they choose to stay at the same address.”