MARSHALL – The Marshall Fire Departments responded to back-to-back fire calls last night. The first fire was reported by a passerby around 10:30 p.m. at the 1100 block of Horizon Drive. One occupant was in the house at the time. The Marshall Police Department was able to get the occupant out safely.  

When MFD arrived, they found the front of the house had an exterior fire and the fire had worked its way towards the interior of the home. Crews were able to extinguish the flames in about 30 minutes and remained at the scene for about two hours. Significant damage was caused to the home. The cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and the Marshall Fire Department.  

Just as fire crews were arriving back at the fire station, another call came in from a fire lieutenant reporting a large orange glow in the sky at the 2500 block of 250th avenue, a couple miles south of Hwy 23 outside of Marshall. When fire crews arrived, they found a structure fully engulfed in flames. Due to the radiant heat from the original structure fire, the fire had spread to other structures including a barn, vehicle, and trailer house.  

Because of the layout of the farm site, fire crews had a difficult time operating and maneuvering their equipment to battle the blaze. MFD Fire Chief Quentin Brunsvold, “Which makes it very challenging to stretch enough hose up into the yard to do what we have to do, but we ended up getting the fire extinguished. The guys worked their tails off last night, very proud of them, they did a great job.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and the Marshall Fire Department. Crews stayed on the scene until about 5:00 a.m. The Marshall Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Ghent and Lynd Fire Departments.