A fire destroyed a home in Shepherd Thursday morning, but no one was injured.
Firefighters were called to the 8400 block of Scandia road around 8 a.m. for the fire, according to Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department Chief Phil Ehlers.
All occupants managed to get out, but Ehlers said the home is considered a "total loss."
The homeowner told firefighters that a towel fell on a running space heater, which likely started the blaze, Ehlers said.
While the family is displaced, they do have a place to stay during the cold weather, Ehlers said.