Albert Lea warehouse fire damage estimated at $300,000, cause still unknown

KAAL-TV
Updated: December 04, 2020 05:53 PM
Created: December 04, 2020 07:21 AM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE 2:55 P.M. - The Albert Lea Fire Department said the estimated damage of the warehouse fire in Albert Lea is estimated to be around $300,000. 

The department said an officer was conducting a directed patrol in the area when ther officer noticed there was smoke inside the building. 

Crews remained in the area for approximately 10 hours extinguishing the fire and working to find hot spots.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries or deaths have been reported. 

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State Fire Marshall expected to survey the damage Friday morning. According to the Albert Lea Police Department, an engine company will remain on scene throughout the morning. Air quality in the area is poor.

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Multiple fire crews continue to monitor hot spots from a large warehouse fire at 601 W. Main Street in Albert Lea that started around 8:11 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Albert Lea Police Department's Facebook page, an officer was the one who discovered the fire.

Albert Lea fire crews say they don't know the cause at this time but did note that there were squatters in the building when they arrived.

Crews said 13 homes in the area of Euclid Avenue, West College Street and Adams Avenue have been evacuated and residents were brought to the United Methodist Church.


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