Deck Fire Chases Rochester Residents From Home
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A deck fire at a Rochester home was reported late Sunday night.
Rochester Fire Dept. crews were sent to 615 7th Ave SW just before 11:30 pm and found the attached deck was on fire and flames were “beginning to breach into the house.”
The occupants made it out safely.
RFD says “There was an initial report of a grill possibly being involved, however, that was found not to be the case.”
RFD also notes:
"Interestingly, the owners were notified of the fire via a security system on the home. The smoke from the fire activated a motion detector, which then sent a notice to them on their cell phone. As it was an exterior fire, no smoke detectors were activated.”
The house is located near the Edison Building, the administrative site of Rochester Public Schools.
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