Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  A fire that broke out in a rural Rochester home Sunday caused extensive damage and killed two dogs.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says the man and woman renting the home at 319 60th Ave NW returned around 10:45 PM and discovered the fire when they opened a door. The house is located west of Country Club Manor.

The male renter had a close call when his wheelchair became stuck in the sliding door.  The woman was able to free him.

The dogs were found after the fire was put out.

The preliminary damage estimate was put at $100,000. The cause is under investigation.  A spokesman says there was no sign of suspicious activity. It appears the fire began in a bedroom.

News Update:  Rochester police are looking for the intruder who cut an interior natural gas line in a SW home.

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