On Thursday, January 13, at approximately 6:55 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a structure fire at 218 Hilligoss Blvd W in Fosston. Fosston Fire Department, McIntosh Fire Department, and Essentia Ambulance also responded to the scene. When Deputies and Fire arrived 2 apartments were fully engulfed. A female, Robin Swanson, was in the upstairs apartment and was removed by members of the Fosston Fire Department. Swanson was transported by Essentia Ambulance and Life Flight with severe burns.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshall. The owner of the apartment building is David Olson.