Blashack home destroyed by fire
According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8 a.m. on July 29, the Bertha and Hewitt fire departments responded to the Thomas Blashack residence on 175th Avenue in rural Bertha. Upon arrival the home was engulfed in flames. The home was a complete loss. A GoFundMe has been set up to assist Blashack. Visit www.gofundme.com under “Thomas Fire.” The blaze is believed to have been caused by a home appliance.