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An early morning fire destroyed the home of an 86-year-old Detroit Lakes man Tuesday. The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the house at 820 West Avenue, possibly from a wood-burning stove, according to Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Dave Baer.

Man escapes early-morning blaze in Detroit Lakes

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An early morning fire destroyed the home of an 86-year-old Detroit Lakes man Tuesday.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the house at 820 West Avenue, possibly from a wood-burning stove, according to Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Dave Baer.

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He told KDLM Radio that the house was fully involved, with flames shooting through the roof, when firefighters arrived about 1 a.m.

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