Fire Burns Home in Wrenshall that’s Connected to Alleged Kidnapping Last Week

Home Believed to be Unoccupied at the Time

WRENSHALL, Minn.-An early morning fire in Wrenshall has left a two-story house in shambles for the second time in a week.

Scott Lindgren, Carlton Co. Jail

Last week 21-year-old Scott Lindgren was charged with seven felonies in connection to a May 15 incident at 804 County Road 18 in Wrenshall – the same place where the fire was at about 1:30 a.m. today. It appears the home was unoccupied at the time.

Last week, the Carlton County Sheriff’s office responded to a call of a juvenile male being held hostage and “in really bad shape, tied to a chair, and getting his head stomped on” at the home on County Road 18.

Deputies responded and found Lindgren, who was attempting to leave the driveway of the residence with his girlfriend in the car, as well as a 17-year-old male victim from Duluth. Deputies reported serious injuries to the victim’s head, as well as other injuries to the face and neck, which required medical attention.

Multiple units put the fire under control and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to investigate.

Lindgren was in court today for an initial appearance. His next appearance is scheduled for June 12.


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