Sept. 2, 2023

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

No injuries reported in vehicle-trailer fire

No injuries were reported in a fire this morning in a trailer being pulled by a truck in Albert Lea. At 11:29 a.m. Sept. 2, Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to 2808 Bridge Ave. Crews found the trailer had been disconnected from the towing vehicle with flames coming out of the front half of the trailer roof.

Firefighters removed belongings from the trailer as they extinguished the fire. They remained on scene for an hour.

The cause of the fire was radiant heat from a trailer tire, according to Albert Lea Fire Rescue. Damages were estimated at $17,000.

The Albert Lea Police Department also responded to the fire.


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.