Approximately 25 firefighters with the Shakopee Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned farmhouse located at 8065 Eagle Creek Boulevard this morning following a 6:16 a.m. call reporting the blaze. Firefighters from Prior Lake and Savage also responded to the fire, which took approximately two hours to control and ultimately destroyed the two-story farmhouse. No one was injured.
The two-story structure sat isolated on approximately ten acres of land and was waiting to be demolished prior to redevelopment.
Shakopee Fire Chief Rick Coleman said that his department responded with one ladder truck, three fire engine trucks and two rescue trucks, and were assisted with equipment and manpower by both the Prior Lake and Savage Fire Departments. The cause of the fire could not be determined immediately.
“It’s a suspicious fire, I’ll tell you that,” said Coleman. “There’s no power in the building, (so) we don’t know how it started yet.”
Although the Savage Fire Department had not yet completed its investigation, Coleman said he suspected someone had set fire to the structure. Proving the blaze’s actual origins would, however, be difficult.
“It will probably be an undetermined cause of origin.”