Officials: Cook Fire Accidental

By KBJR News 1

Officials: Cook Fire Accidental

June 18, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 8:23 PM CDT

Cook, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Authorities have determined that the cause of Monday night's fire in Cook is accidental in nature and that no foul play is suspected.

Officials say their investigation revealed that the flames started inside the Gilley's Naturals section of the building, however the exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

Flames did rekindle at the Cook Dollar Barn Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews were on the scene dousing the flames once again.

The burned out building contained the Cook Dollar Barn, Gilley's Naturals as well as 8 apartments.

An excavator was brought in just before midnight on Monday to demolish the Dollar Barn Building. Officials on scene said the building was a total loss.

The Red Cross is assisting those who have been displaced from their apartments at this time.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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