Rural Southeast Rochester Fire Torches Shed
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A fire in rural southeast Rochester torched a shed Tuesday night.
A Rochester Fire Department news release indicates crews responded to a residence in the 6500 block of 40th St. Southeast around 11:30 p.m. The 911 caller reported coming home from dinner at a neighbor’s house to find his woodshed that housed a home wood burner and a large amount of firewood had started on fire.
Responding firefighters deployed foam and called in water tankers to fight the blaze. The news release says firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to nearby buildings.
No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained at the scene for over an hour to confirm the fire was out.
The shed and burner inside were considered a total loss. The damage estimate ranges between $25,000 and $30,000.