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Crews respond to Afton house fire

Fire trucks from multiple agencies gathered on 15th Street in Afton as part of efforts to battle a fire on Majestic Pines Trail.

Firefighters from multiple agencies, including Woodbury, responded to a house fire in Afton.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, firefighters battled a blaze at a residence in the 1700 block of Majestic Pines Trail. A spokeswoman with the sheriff's office said there was no one home at the time of the fire, which was first reported at 12:51 p.m.

The exact address was not released. Access to the area near the fire was still closed off at 4 p.m. A Washington County sheriff's deputy closed off access to the area beginning at 15th Street and Manning Avenue.

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Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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