SACRED HEART — On Monday, January 30th, 2023, at 3:42 PM, the Sacred Heart Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from an attic on the 84000 block of County Road 10, which is about 4 miles northwest of Sacred Heart, MN in Wang Township.  

When firefighters arrived, they determined that the occupants of the home exited the home safely, and nobody was left inside. Due to the amount of snow in the farmyard, fire crews were initially able to bring only a limited amount of equipment to the yard and needed to resort to an exterior attack on the fire. Fire officials had to enlist the help of neighboring farmers to move snow in the driveway and yard to facilitate getting more fire trucks and water tankers in the yard. 

Ultimately, the home was a total loss. No firefighters were injured fighting the fire. However, because of the extremely cold temperatures, some firefighting equipment was damaged.  

The Sacred Heart Fire Department was assisted by the Granite Falls Fire Department, Maynard Fire Department, Sacred Heart MRU, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.