Fire destroys home of International Falls, Minn., mayor
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – The home of International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon.
Anderson's wife and daughter were at the house on Shorewood Drive when the fire was reported at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, but they were uninjured, according to Assistant Fire Chief Van Pavleck. Anderson wasn't home at the time of the fire. A couple of the family's cats died in the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Pavleck said. The home was a total loss and the Fire Department decided to have a backhoe take down the house because the fire was in the attic, Pavleck said.