ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC)-- A Rochester condo complex was evacuated after a fire broke out early Thursday morning.
Crews were called 540 Northern Hills Drive Northeast around 1:30 a.m. They arrived to flames and heavy smoke in a third floor unit of the Northern Hills Condominiums.
As five fire crews battled the blaze, Rochester police helped evacuate the building. A Rochester City Lines bus was brought in to provide residents with shelter from the cold and rain.
Fortunately, the flames were quickly put out and no one was hurt, but a pet ferret did die from smoke inhalation.
According to the Rochester Fire Department, damage is estimated at more than $20,000. Only one condo was damaged.
The fire appeared to have started near a stove.
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