Family Displaced By House Fire in Southwest Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A family of four is displaced following a house fire in southwest Rochester early Monday morning.
A news release from the Rochester Fire Department indicates crews responded to the house fire along Weston Pl. Southwest at 12:40 a.m. Responding firefighters arrived and found the home fully engulfed in flames.
The home’s occupants were able to escape after being awakened by the home’s smoke detectors, officials say. The fire burned off the home’s roof and caused what was described as significant damage to the structure’s main floor.
A portion of the basement suffered water damage. Crews also evacuated two neighboring homes during the fire fight due to high winds and the large amount of fire. Those homes suffered siding damage.
No dollar amounts of damage caused by the fire were given. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Four engines and one truck fought the fire for approximately two hours. No injuries were reported.