No injuries reported in kitchen fire at Albert Lea Home

For immediate release
Feb. 28, 2022
Contact: Deputy Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Laskowske, 507-377-4311

No injuries were reported in an Albert Lea home fire today that started in the kitchen area, according to the Albert Lea Fire Rescue Department. Albert Lea police and fire crews were dispatched to 618 Freeborn Ave. at 10:22 a.m. Feb. 28 after a neighbor reported the fire.

Upon arriving, fire crews entered the home to search for occupants and to extinguish the fire, with smoke coming from the back of the house. A complete search confirmed that no one was home, and police later verified that the occupants had left for the day.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue extinguished the fire and began investigation into the cause. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is also assisting with the investigation. Damages are estimated at $35,000.

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service assisted with the response.


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.