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Woman, pet cat escape late night home blaze

A home in Morrison County caught fire in the frigid early hours of the morning, Saturday, Jan. 27--though a woman and her pet cat escaped unscathed. According to a Facebook post by the Pillager Fire Department, firefighters responded to a call at...

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It was another bone-chilling -22 degree night for fighting a structure fire. We were paged out at 02:36 for a “fully involved structure fire” in Morrison County. Upon arrival, we found flames coming from the roof. Our crews were able to get in quickly and snuff out the flames, but the fire had extension throughout the attic. We were on scene doing overhaul until 0700. The single occupant (and her kitty) got out without injury. Photo: Pillager Fire and Rescue Facebook page.

A home in Morrison County caught fire in the frigid early hours of the morning, Saturday, Jan. 27-though a woman and her pet cat escaped unscathed.

According to a Facebook post by the Pillager Fire Department, firefighters responded to a call at 2:36 a.m, arriving on scene to flames rising from the roof. The Dispatch contacted the Pillager Fire Department for more details, but did not receive a call back by deadline.

While crews were able to quickly subdue the fire despite frigid temperatures hovering 22 degrees below zero, the post reads, "our crews were able to get in quickly and snuff out the flames," but the fire extended throughout the attic. Crews were on scene until 7 a.m. The home's lone occupant and her pet were able to escape the property without injury.

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"Trying to change tanks can be a challenge when your fingers are frozen!" Photo: Pillager Fire and Rescue Facebook page.

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