Unoccupied house in Ripley Township destroyed in fire

An unoccupied house in Ripley Township burned to the ground Saturday, March 9.

Eighteen Little Falls firefighters responded to the call at 25556 185th Avenue at 5:34 p.m. No one was injured while fighting the fire.

The house is owned by Dean Schilling.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Little Falls Fire Department and the insurance company.

“We’re thinking electrical, but we’re not sure,” said Little Falls Fire Chief Mike Nieman.