On Dec. 30 at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Redwood Falls Fire Department was called to the report of a fire at the Jon Ceplecha home, which is located east of Redwood Falls along TH19/71 (at the top of the Morton hill).
According to information received by the Gazette, Ceplecha received some burns  and was being treated at the Hennepin County Medical Center burn unit. When members of the local fire department  arrived at the scene, they found the home engulfed in flames.
The Morton, Wabasso, Morgan and Franklin fire departments were called to assist at the scene. The fire department was at the scene approximately five hours. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the state fire marshal. More information follows in an up-coming edition.