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UPDATE: Cause of Rochester house fire under investigation

No one hurt in Thursday fire.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2018 4:38 PM
Updated: Dec. 27, 2018 8:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The cause of a Thursday afternoon house fire is still under investigation.

The Rochester Fire Department says it was called to the 1300 block of 5th Street NE around 4 pm.  Firefighters arrived to see heavy smoke coming from the top of the building and quickly extinguished all flames, making sure no one was inside the home.  No one was injured in the incident.

Before leaving the scene, the Fire Department worked with utility crews to make sure all gas and electrical served was restored to the home, where one person currently lives.

The fire is believed to have started in the upstairs living space of the home.  The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage.

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a fire in the 1300 block of 5th Street NE.

A passerby reported the fire around 4 pm.  No one was home when the fire department arrived and authorities are trying to locate the property owners.   No other details available yet on the incident.

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