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Apartment fire in Willmar sends one to the hospital

A resident of an apartment on the 1400 block of 5th Street Southwest in Willmar was treated for smoke inhalation due to a fire at the property.

The Willmar Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at around 11:22 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex located on the 1400 block of 5th Street Southwest in Willmar. One resident was taken to Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation. File photo / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — A female occupant of an apartment located on the 1400 block of 5th Street Southwest in Willmar was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at the property.

According to the Willmar Fire Department , the smoke alarm at the property went off around 11:22 a.m. Saturday. When the deputy fire chief arrived on the scene, he reported light smoke coming from a first-floor apartment window.

The deputy fire chief and a Willmar Police officer then observed a female occupant of that apartment climbing out of a window. She was taken by CentraCare EMS to Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital .

Firefighters from the Willmar and Kandiyohi Fire Department were on scene until about 2:45 p.m. There were no injuries reported to firefighters or any other occupants of the building, the press release said.

The Willmar Fire Marshal and Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division are investigating the cause of the fire.

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