The Henderson Fire Department was called to an early morning residential fire at 32528 Scenic Byway Road in Jessenland Township on Sunday, June 21, at 6:59 a.m.
Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found the residence fully engulfed by fire. According to Henderson Fire Chief Randy Tiegs, the house was not occupied at the time of the fire, and its owners, Shawn and Lindsay Kluver, are currently residing in North Dakota.
The Henderson Fire Department worked with the Belle Plaine, Arlington, Green Isle, and Le Sueur fire departments to battle the blaze, and Tiegs said it took until 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon to clear the scene.
The residence is considered a total loss, and according to Tiegs, remains under investigation as the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is working with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire.
Ridgeview Ambulance and the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department also assisted on scene.
Kluver, the owner of the house, is facing three class A felony charges related to a variety of schemes and theft activities dating back to 2015. Kluver allegedly stole $5,379,921.63 from an oil field cleanup company, Environmental Driven Solutions in North Dakota. He made
his first court appearance on May 6.