BIRD ISLAND — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential fire in the 900 block of 4th Street South on Monday at approximately 6:40 PM in Bird Island. Emergency crews located the fire and found the garage was fully engulfed in flames.  Emergency crews were able to contain the fire in the garage.  However, firefighters were called out to the residence again early Tuesday morning around 4:00 am because the fire had reignited.  The residence had significant damage and was deemed a total loss.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire started in the garage and spread throughout the residence. The Bird Island Fire Department was assisted on scene by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Olivia Fire Department, Bird Island MRU, Olivia Ambulance, Olivia Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office. 

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Fire Marshal are continuing the investigation.