FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 12, 2024
Contact for fire operations: Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Laskowske at 507-377-4311
Contact for fire investigation during business hours: Albert Lea Fire Rescue at 507-377-4341
Albert Lea Fire Rescue responded to 110 11th St. E. Monday at 7:40 a.m. for fire coming out of the basement. Upon arrival fire crews entered the basement area and extinguished the fire quickly. The homeowner was on scene outside the home at the time of arrival.
The cause of the fire was due to debris falling onto a hot stove and igniting.
Crews worked on the scene for about an hour checking for fire extension. There was minimal fire damage but smoke damage throughout the home. Damages are estimated at $8,000. The homeowner did receive some minor burns and injuries to his face due to falling on the stairs. The homeowner was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System where he was treated and released.
The mission of Albert Lea Fire Rescue is to provide professional proactive responsive assistance to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.