Monday (02/15/2021,) Polk County Deputies responded to a rural Erskine residence for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, deputies found a residence on the property to be engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. The structure appears to be a total loss.

The State Fire Marshall was contacted and will be investigating the cause of the fire. No further information will be released at this time.

Assistance was provided by the Erskine Fire Department, Fosston Fire Department, McIntosh Fire Department, Mentor Fire Department, Oklee Fire Department, Winger Fire Department, Essentia Ambulance, and the State Fire Marshal.