RENVILLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Scott D. Hable, Sheriff

105 S. 5th Street, Suite #210

Olivia, MN  56277

(320) 523-1161

www.renvillecountymn.com/sheriff

 

01-12-2020 – NEWS RELEASE –HOUSE FIRE

Morton, MN:  On 01/12/2020 at 4:25 PM the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a house on fire on the 300 block of Walnut Drive North in the City of Morton. The caller reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement of the house. The caller who was the owner of the house reported that he and the 6 other residents were able to safely get outside.

When fire crews arrived on scene they found an active fire in the basement ceiling. The fire caused significant damage to the basement as well as the rest of the house due to the amount of smoke. The fire caused all 7 residents to be displaced.

The Morton Fire Department and Morton MRU as well as the Franklin Fire Department and Franklin Ambulance responded to the scene. The American Red Cross assisted with the occupants of the residence.

Thomas Swyter Deputy Sheriff

Renville County Sheriff’s Office

105 5th ST S Suite 210

Olivia, MN 56277

Dispatch-320-523-1161

Office-320-523-3774

Fax-320-523-3787

toms@renvillecountymn.com

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