Residents safely evacuated from group home fire near Kimball
KIMBALL — Residents of a group home for disabled young adults escaped a small fire around noon Saturday near Kimball, according to a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office news release.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the Loesch Supportive Living Services group home on the 9500 block of Echo Road received a call from a worker stating there was smoke inside the residence, but no flames were seen.
All residents were safely evacuated from the residence by the group home workers. According to the Sheriff's Office, the owners of the group home had emergency plans in place to make sure the residents were safely taken care of during this time.
The fire was located in the floor cavity of the main floor. A fire extinguisher was used to put out the flames. The Kimball Fire Department arrived at the home in Maine Prairie Township and continued to address the fire.
The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical and a small portion of the residence sustained damage.
No injuries were reported by any residents or workers.
Mayo Ambulance assisted with the incident.