Fire crews from around St. Croix County responded Tuesday morning to a house fire in the town of Kinnickinnic.
The fire was reported at about 9:20 a.m. Jan. 9 at 1237 County Road N — in between River Falls and Roberts. The home, owned by Bradley and DK Bockus Kinkaid, was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
According to River Falls firefighters, crews arrived to find the fire “had progressed rapidly,” including heavy smoke and fire inside the home.
Firefighters said the structure sustained heavy first-floor and attic damage, along with “heavy smoke damage throughout.” An electrical issue was the suspected culprit, but the fire’s cause remains under investigation.
The call was reported by a passer-by who spotted heavy smoke coming from the structure.
Responding agencies included firefighters from River Falls, Roberts, United and Hudson, with assistance from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and River Falls ambulance.