Neighbor alerts residents to house fire
Upon arrival, fire crews found flames and smoke coming out the windows.
BRAINERD — The Brainerd Fire Department responded to an early morning residential fire at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, on the 200 block of North 10th Street.
Brainerd Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cox said crews were called out to a report of smoke coming out of the attic. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames and smoke coming out the windows.
The four residents, plus a cat and a guinea pig, made it safely out of the home after being alerted to the fire by a neighbor.
Brainerd Fire Department had three trucks and 12 firefighters on scene for about three hours.
The residence sustained heavy smoke damage throughout. The residents were displaced but did not require assistance from the fire department.
The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's office. Assisting on the scene was the Brainerd Police Department.