A home along the Cedar Creek Golf Course gutted by fire was torn down last week to make way for a new structure in its place, as the family has chosen to rebuild here.
Fire crews were called to a house in the 10300 block of Karston Avenue Northeast around 4:20 a.m. on May 28, according to Albertville Fire Chief Eric Bullen.
“When our crews arrived the home was fully involved,” Bullen said, meaning flames and smoke were visible coming from the structure. Albertville immediately requested mutual aid assistance from St. Michael Fire Department crews.
All four residents of the family home, identified by neighbors as the Hobza family, were able to escape the house. A family dog was also safe.
Crews were still knocking down “hot spots” for more than 24 hours after the initial fire, blasting an upper level window with chemical foam retardant.
Neighbor Jeremy Dominick has helped set up a GoFundMe site for the Hobzas, who will be dislocated for quite some time due to the blaze. A link is available here, or you can use the widget below to donate to the family.
The GoFundMe raised more than 200 percent of its goal to help the family rebuild the Albertville home.