Willmar residence considered unlivable after fire

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— A home in the 1300 block of Trott Avenue Southeast is now considered "unliveable" after a fire was reported around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson, a call was made that black smoke was coming from the house and that everyone was outside.

It was confirmed everyone at the residence was out of the house once fire crews arrived on scene.

According to the news release from Hanson, the fire was in the living room area of the home and fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly.

The house was cleared of smoke and heat, but the residence and its contents sustained heavy fire and smoke damage. The home is considered to be unlivable at this time, according to Hanson.

Fire crews remained on scene until 1 a.m. A firefighter was transported to

CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital

for severe heat exhaustion and was treated and released.

According to the release, other fire departments were also called in for assistance due to the extreme heat.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Willmar Fire Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division.

The Willmar Fire Department was assisted by the Willmar Police Department, CentraCare Emergency Medical Services — Willmar, Kandiyohi and Spicer fire departments and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division.