House fire causes extensive damage in Minot
A home in southeast Minot was severely damaged by a fire early in the morning on Tuesday. According to a release, the Minot Fire Department responded to 4600 16th Ave. SE at 9:30 a.m., finding heavy smoke coming from the structure. Firefighters made entry into the home to locate the fire, but were limited by large amounts of material inside the structure. Crews reportedly evacuated the home as fire conditions worsened, taking steps to reduce the fire from outside enough for them to be able to re-enter and finish the job.
Firefighters reported that the fire caused extensive damage throughout the home, but that none of the occupants were injured. The homeowner was able to safely evacuate the home after she was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors installed by the Minot Fire Department as part of the American Red Cross’s Home Fire Campaign. However, multiple pets were reported to have died in the fire, and the exact cause is still under investigation.