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2 people rescued from roof during Austin house fire

The extent of the damage hasn’t been released but part of the roof collapsed.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 11:57 AM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 9:25 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Two people had to be rescued off a roof when a fire broke out Wednesday morning.

“The police officers and a neighbor down the street were assisting two tenants off the roof" Chief Jim McCoy explained.

 There were three people – two women and a man – who were in the home who were not injured.

Multiple fire trucks were on scene after the blaze broke out at 304 11th Ave. SW.

We spoke to the renter of the home, Dallas Ball, who was at his girlfriend’s house during the fire.

He said he's devastated because all of his daughters pictures are now gone.

" My heart feels like it's broken...because those were the only things that I had from her."

The extent of the damage hasn’t been released but part of the roof collapsed and was severely damaged and the home suffered extensive smoke damage.

KIMT's Jeremiah Wilcox spoke to Austin authorities and confirmed a man has been arrested. They are not releasing any names at the moment.

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