RFD responds to house fire near Elton Hills Elementary school
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The Rochester Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday afternoon.
The house is located on the corner of 26th Street NW and 15 Ave. NW, near Elton Hills Elementary School.
According to RFD, the fire started in the kitchen. A neighbor called the fire in when they saw smoke and flames coming from the back door of the house.
When firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen fully engulfed in flames. There were no occupants inside when firefighters arrived.
They used a two team attack and were able to put out the fire within 30 minutes of arriving.
One occupant was treated for smoke inhalation, but was not transported.
Significant fire and smoke damage was in the kitchen and light smoke damage throughout the house at an estimated $50,000 worth of damages.
Multiple fire trucks were on scene working to put out the fire. Multiple Rochester police cars also responded to block off 15 Ave. NW from traffic. Mayo Ambulance also responded.
The scene is still active as the Fire Marshall investigates.
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