Unattended candle causes fire in Albert Lea

The residents were not home at the time and it was reported by a family member who was checking on a cat.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 8:54 AM

Albert Lea, Minn. – A kitchen fire Friday night in Albert Lea caused around $8,000 in damage.
According to the Albert Lea Fire Department, an unattended candle was the reason for the fire, which happened at a home at 1004 Ulstad Ave.
The residents were not home at the time and it was reported by a family member who was checking on a cat.
Fire and law personnel arrived and found blackened windows and light smoke showing.
Fire crews were on scene for around two hours, and the fire was contained primarily to the kitchen.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 13°
Albert Lea
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 21°
Austin
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 17°
Charles City
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 15°
Rochester
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 15°
We're tracking another round of snowfall by Friday night
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Agencies asking for patience in adopting dogs

Image

Seeking community input

Image

Women in Islam

Image

Former candidate runs 'thank you' tour

Image

Helping Put Gifts Under the Tree

Image

Survey on living in Albert Lea

Image

Adding to Floyd County bus service

Image

Students learn about local job opportunities

Image

Funding to be used for maintenance on the Blazing Star Trial

Image

Tree Town lineup announced

Community Events