Release from the Pine County Sheriff's Office:
"On December 4th at 11:50 PM Pine County dispatch received a report of a house fire on Koecher Road in Kerrick. The caller reported the homeowner was out of the house. Fire departments from Kerrick, Bruno and Moose Lake responded, as did Mercy Ambulance. The homeowner reported waking to loud noise and finding a fire in the home upon opening the bedroom door. The homeowner was able to get out of the house, suffering minor burns to his arms. It is unclear as to the exact cause of the fire at this time. The Red Cross was notified to assist the homeowner in a place to stay and other needs."