Faribault Fire Chief Vehicle. Photo by TSM

Faribault Fire Chief Dustin Dienst issued a News Release outlining details about a call received for assistance relating to a home fire.  The release states, "At 1:26 p.m. on February 16, 2020 the Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a structure fire at 607 Hulet Avenue."

Upon arrival "light smoke was coming out of the front of the building. Crews were able to verify quickly that no one was inside the home and the occupants were able to tell the Officer in Charge that the fire was in the bedroom in the basement."

"Crews made entry and found the fire in the basement just as the occupants had said.  Overhaul and ventilation was performed and an investigation into the cause began.  Some floor joists were damaged but the fire damage was contained to the room of origin. There is smoke damage throughout the home and all utilities were shut off. Crews cleared the scene at 3:48 pm."

The Faribault Police Department, Faribault Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office performed an investigation on the fire.  The investigation is not complete.

Fire Chief Dustin Dienst commented, “The occupant of the home exited the home safely. They promptly called 911 allowing for a timely, aggressive interior firefighting effort that kept this fire from causing extensive damage to the structure and it’s contents.”

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