Stearns County – Structure Fire


On April 16, 2019 at approximately 5:32 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call of a structure fire at 40245 380th Street in Getty Township.

According to Sheriff Steve Soyka, the homeowners, Jamey Groetsch, 43, and Shannon Groetsch, 34, both of Sauk Centre, reported their 40×48 pole shed was fully engulfed. The shed contained a motorcycle, a skid loader, a bucket truck, numerous miscellaneous items belonging to their business and various personal items. The estimated loss is over $100,000 and the structure is a complete loss.

A heating lamp is believed to be the cause of the fire. No one was injured.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sauk Centre Police Department, Sauk Centre Fire Department, and Sauk Centre Ambulance.