Fire in Albany Township


On November 19th, 2021, at approximately 8:47 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a skid-steer loader on fire. The skid loader was parked inside an outbuilding at the address of 25128 350th Street in Albany Township.

The first responding units with the assistance of the landowner, Ross Klaphake, 34, of Albany, pulled the skid loader out of the outbuilding with another tractor. The damage to the outbuilding was minimal with some charring to the underside of the roof. The skid loader sustained heavy fire damage.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department, and Melrose Ambulance.