ALBERT LEA, Minn. - More than a dozen homes had to be evacuated due to a massive fire that caused $300,000 in damage Thursday night in Albert Lea.
The Albert Lea Fire Department responded to a call around 8 p.m. Thursday night at a warehouse at 601 W Main St.
The view from the Albert Lea Live Eye cam shows a massive fire Thursday, Dec.3.
An official with the city told KIMT the warehouse was abandoned and may have been in foreclosure. Fire crews were on the scene for 10 hours.
There were 13 homes nearby where residents were displaced. An emergency shelter was developed at the United Methodist Church as the Red Cross and Salvation Army assisted.
It's unknown what caused the blaze but smoke blanketed the community as the massive inferno burned and flames spread.
A KIMT reporter on scene said the flames were climbing above the homes and melting the siding. No injures have been reported.
The latest on Albert Lea blaze
The fire began last night in Albert Lea and forced evacuations. Find more here: https://www.kimt.com/content/news/Large-fire-in-Albert-Lea-573285911.html
Posted by KIMT News 3 on Friday, December 4, 2020