On October 18, 2020 at approximately 11:33 PM the Stearns County dispatch center was notified of a residential fire at the address of 33599 Poverty Point Dr. in Avon Twp. The homeowner Nathan Hylla, 44, Avon, said they had been using the fireplace earlier in the evening. They later woke to something falling and noticed flames near the ceiling above the fireplace and heard a crackling sound. The Avon Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. No one was injured. It is not known what caused the fire. The homeowner had the chimney cleaned in the last year. Also assisting the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was Mayo Ambulance Service.