Faribault Fire Chief Dustin Dienst released information Saturday stating the quick actions of one of the department's paid-on-call firefighters may have saved lives and most assuredly did save a home from being a complete loss.  The home did suffer extensive damage but there were no injuries from the blaze.

In a News Release Chief Dienst states at 11:17 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 301 Sunshine Lane in Faribault, Minnesota.   "The back side exterior of the home was fully involved in fire when crews arrived.  A paid-on-call Faribault firefighter lives nearby and heard the call.  He ran over to alert the lone occupant of the home and they exited, unharmed.  Firefighters made a quick knock down of the fire on the exterior of the home and then performed an interior offensive attack of the fire in the attic."

Chief Dienst goes on to say, "the fire appears to have started on the exterior of the home, extended up into the attic through the soffit.  The home suffered extensive smoke, fire and water damage.  The cause of the fire is under investigation."

Fire Chief Dustin Dienst also commented, “The quick thinking of the paid-on-call firefighter that lives nearby kept this incident from possibly being a bigger tragedy.”

Faribault Fire Chief Vehicle