Pets Escape, But Little Falls Fire Leaves Residents Homeless – Brainerd Dispatch

LITTLE FALLS – A residential fire in Little Falls left its residents homeless on Wednesday August 10.

The Little Falls Fire Department responded to a house fire, reported at 8:33 a.m., at 205 Seventh St. SE. at Little Falls. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke throughout the house and a fire in the kitchen, firefighters said in a statement.

Residents were not home at the time of the fire, but the two pets inside the house were able to get out of the building on their own.

The fire caused extensive damage to the kitchen and part of the fire spread to the attic above the kitchen, firefighters reported. There was smoke and water damage throughout the house.

Firefighters remained at the scene until approximately 11:15 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, but is believed to be accidental, according to the news release. Residents received assistance with temporary housing from the Morrison County Chaplain and the American Red Cross.

The Little Falls Police Department, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and Camp Ripley Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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