UPDATE: Firefighters respond to house fire in Rochester

It happened in the 2200 block of 18 1/2 Street in Rochester.

Posted: Oct 21, 2018 3:28 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2018 6:31 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A family is unable to stay in their home after a fire Sunday afternoon.

A firefighter on scene tells KIMT an 11-year-old was home alone when she smelled smoke and ran outside. A neighbor then called 911.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, saying most of the fire stayed on the exterior of the house. 

Officials estimate the damage to cost $90,000. They said there is smoke and water damage throughout the inside of the house.

No one was injured. Firefighters were able to save the family's cat that was sitting inside the house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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ROCHESTER, Minn. - First responders were on scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon.

It happened in the 2200 block of 18 1/2 Street in Rochester just after 2:30 p.m.

Rochester Fire Department, Rochester Police Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance, Red Cross, and Rochester Public Utilities responded to the scene.

KIMT has a reporter on scene. We'll update this story when details become available.

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