Emergency crews responded to the report of an unoccupied “old home” on fire near Nimrod Monday afternoon.

According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in just after 3 p.m. about a fire at 26395 County Road 12, in Orton Township.

The news release states, upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies learned that the fire was just starting. The Sebeka Fire Department, with assistance from the Menahga Fire Department, were able to extinguish the fire before the home was engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Also assisting at the scene was Nimrod Forestry, the Sebeka Police Department and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.