Crews battle large fire at $5.4 million home along Lake Minnetonka amid bitter cold

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at a $5.4 million house that was under construction along Lake Minnetonka in Woodland, Minnesota Wednesday night. 

Wayzata Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich said crews responded to the fire at the home in the 2700 block of Gale Road at 6:15 p.m. By the time crews, arrived the entire home was completely engulfed.

Klapprich said there are no hydrants in the area, so the water needed to be tanked in. The bitter cold also made it difficult to fight the fire. The response has grown to a four-alarm fire so crews could be rotated in and out. 

The wind coming off the lake likely helped get the flames going, the chief said. 

The fire was still smoldering as of Thursday morning. Klapperich said he kept two firefighters at the scene overnight to monitor it. 
No injuries have been reported.

The fire was so large that, according to the National Weather Service, the plume of smoke from the home was visible on radar.

According to Hennepin County records, the home was sold in 2017 for a price tag of $5.4 million. A Minneapolis company is listed as the home's owner.

The fire remains under investigation.