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Lake Lillian family flees burning home

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LAKE LILLIAN -- A rural Lake Lillian family is staying with relatives after fire forced them to flee their home during the night on Saturday.

Michael and Shannon Schemmel and their two young children escaped unharmed after Shannon apparently smelled smoke and alerted other family members around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday. Their home is located west of Lake Lillian along Minnesota Highway 7 on the 8000 block of 195th Avenue Southeast.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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