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Arson suspected in fire that destroyed rural Barnesville home where barn burned last week

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BARNESVILLE, Minn. - Arson is suspected in a fire Wednesday night that destroyed a rural Barnesville home where authorities already were investigating four fires last week, including a pair that burned up a deck and barn.

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Sheriff Bill Bergquist said the blaze on the Matt and Tara Andvik property was reported just before 9 p.m. by Tara Andvik, who was home alone at the time but wasn't injured.

The fire started on the back patio and spread to the house, Bergquist said.

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