Rural Hendricks home lost to fire

A rural Hendricks home in Brookings County is lost to fire. It’s located on 484th Avenue, near 199th Street.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says the call came in at about 10:35 last night. The Hendricks and White Fire Departments responded to find the garage of the home fully engulfed and the fire quickly spreading to the rest of the house.

Because of the size of the fire, departments from Aurora, Elkton, Bruce, Sinai, Volga and Brookings were also called in.

All the occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely but the home is a total loss. Also destroyed in the fire were several vehicles, a boat and a skid steer.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.