CROOKSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN THE WOODS ADDITION

The Crookston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 338 Hurlbut Avenue on Monday night. The structure was a home that had been converted into a duplex.

Crookston Firefighter Bob Magsam said the fire spread onto multiple floors but that the firefighters felt the fire was knocked down as of 8:40 p.m. “Upon arrival, we confirmed there was a working fire in the basement area. Through our firefighting efforts, we discovered the fire had extended to the main floor,” said Magsam. “Right now, we feel like we have the fire knocked down. But we’re looking for further extension (of the fire) and removing some materials from the home to prevent extension.”

Magsam said while firefighters were still checking that the spread had been stopped, all residents got out safely. “I haven’t been inside to see the extent of the damage,” said Magsam. “We do have some smoke that affected the second story. This is a duplex home with residents on the main floor and on the second story. It is confirmed that all residents did get out safely and have been able to leave the scene.”