Fire Destroys Faribault Home and Shed
Dustin Dienst, Faribault Fire Chief reported firefighters were dispatched along with the Faribault Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance Service to a structure fire at 1407 Hulett Avenue, Lot 96, Cannon River Park. The call came in 10:18 p.m.
Dienst says the caller stated a shed next to a mobile home was on fire.
"Firefighters initially knocked down the fire in the shed and then attempted to enter the home to knock down the fire inside. Accessing the fire from the interior was unsuccessful due to limited visibility and extreme heat." Dienst commented.
He went on to say, "Windows were utilized to fight the fire defensively and also vent smoke and heat out so an interior attack could be made. Firefighters extinguished all hot spots and cleared the scene at 1:31 a.m."
"The home and the shed are total losses."
The Faribault Fire Chief stated they conducted an investigation and, "Determined a generator that was running in the shed to power the home ignited nearby combustibles. A west wind then helped spread the fire to the home that was located very close to the shed."
Dienst concludes the News Release with the comment, "The cold temperatures and the proximity of the shed to the home made this a very challenging fire to extinguish. Firefighters did a great job and thankfully no one was hurt in this fire."
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