No injuries reported in kitchen fire at Albert Lea home
Published 10:36 am Monday, February 28, 2022
No injuries were reported in an Albert Lea home fire today that started in the kitchen area, according to authorities.
A press release from Albert Lea Fire Rescue stated police and fire crews were dispatched to 618 Freeborn Ave. at 10:22 a.m. after a neighbor reported the fire.
Upon arriving, fire crews entered the home to search for occupants and to extinguish the fire, with smoke coming from the back of the house. A complete search confirmed no one was home, and police later verified that the occupants had left for the day.
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Firefighters extinguished the fire and began investigation into the cause. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is also assisting with the investigation.
Damages are estimated at $35,000.
Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service assisted with the response.