Firefighters respond to Kosec Drive house fireA rash of Red Wing house fires continued early Wednesday when firefighters responded to a call at 3512 Kosec Drive.
By: Mike Longaecker, The Republican Eagle
A rash of Red Wing house fires continued early Wednesday when firefighters responded to a call at 3512 Kosec Drive.
The occupants of the house, owned by Shelly and Denise Simanski, called 911 after smoke alarms went off in the house at about 12:26 a.m.
All occupants were escorted from the house by firefighters. No one was injured, according to a press release from fire Chief Tom Schneider.
The fire was contained to a wall in the home's lower level, directly below a fireplace. Schneider said there was minimal structural damage and minimal smoke damage.
The occupants were able to return to the home after the fire was extinguished, Schneider said.
Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours performing overhaul and checking for additional fire.
Schneider said the cause of the fire is related to the design and installation of the fireplace.
He said functioning smoke alarms at the house helped spare more trouble.
"Working smoke detectors and fire escape planning are the most effective tools to help ensure a safe escape," he said in the press release.
The blaze marked the third house fire Red Wing firefighters have responded to since Friday.