Boy rescued from Rochester apartment fire

Officials say boy was alone when a kitchen grease fire started.

Posted: Feb. 1, 2018 8:43 PM
Updated: Feb. 1, 2018 8:58 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A young boy was rescued from an apartment fire Thursday evening.

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Rochester firefighters were called to 1701 41st Street NW after someone in the apartment complex reported seeing smoke in the hallway. The smoke was coming from a kitchen grease fire in one of the units.

Firefighters say a young boy who was sleeping in a back room had to be removed from the apartment through an upper window. The boy, who was alone in the apartment, refused medical treatment and officials say a family member came to get him.

This fire is under investigation.

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