On Sunday, February 12th at approximately 8:52 p.m., Scott County Dispatch received a call of a house fire in the 17300 block of Marschall Road in Spring Lake Township. Two motorists on Marschall Road observed flames and smoke coming from a house. The motorists called 911, pulled into the driveway and alerted the home owner. The home owner was the only occupant of the home at the time of the fire. Flames and smoke appeared to be coming from the front porch area that is attached to the home.
The house sustained damage to the front exterior and entryway of the home. The fire appears to have been started by a cigarette that may have not been extinguished. The Scott County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Prior Lake Fire Department and Allina Ambulance responded to the scene.
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