On 05/18/19, at approximately 1740 hours, St. Louis County Deputies responded to a report of a house fire at 4518 Martin Road in the City of Rice Lake. Passerby's noted smoke coming from the residence and attempted to determine if anyone was in the residence. It was later determined the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The Rice Lake Fire Department quickly knocked the fire down, which was mainly contained in the kitchen area of the home. In addition to Rice Lake Fire, the following area fire departments also responded; Lakewood Fire, Canosia Fire, Grand Lake Fire, and the Air National Guard Fire Department.