Several fire departments from the surrounding communities responded to a house fire located at 3944 Enchanted Drive in Minnetrista this afternoon.
Stay tuned. We will have more info and hundreds of photos available shortly.
|3944 Enchanted Drive, Minnetrista, MN burned to the ground earlier this afternoon. Photo copyright Dan Gustafson.|
Update at 5:26: A neighbor reported that it appeared a gas grill on the back deck caught the home on fire. It proceeded to the garage, where one of the vehicles inside exploded and caught the rest of the home on fire.
Many Fire Departments responded: Mound, Watertown, Long Lake, Loretto, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Chaska, Maple Plain, and probably a few others I am forgetting.
It was tough for the fire departments to fight this fire, because there are no hydrants in this area of homes. Each Fire Department brought a tanker truck or two to help douse the flames, would empty, and run back up the street to refill.
According to a number of reports, the family that owned the home was not inside when the fire occurred, but the family dogs were inside and have yet to be found. Other reports indicate that there was an explosion–maybe the gas grill.