On January 24, 2022 at 11:24 a.m., the New Ulm Fire Department and New Ulm Police  Department were dispatched to Hilltop Street for a reported garage fire, attached to the  house. Upon arrival, garage was fully involved and the fire had extended into the house.  Neighboring houses were also damaged. The New Ulm Fire Department and New Ulm Police  Department were assisted by Courtland Fire Department and Allina Ambulance.  Occupants were home at the time but were able to exit the house prior to arrival. No injuries  were reported. Crews were on scene for approximately 3 hours.

The fire originated in the garage with the cause still under investigation.