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Man Pulled from House Fire in Eagan; Firefighter Sent to Hospital

Updated: 01/22/2014 8:58 PM
Created: 01/22/2014 7:40 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

An Eagan man was pulled from a house fire Wednesday.

The fire chief arrived to the home on the 2900 block of Lexington Avenue around 4:40 p.m. He saw heavy smoke coming from the house and was told by a neighbor one person was inside.

The victim was found inside and was immediately removed. Fire staff and paramedics started rescue efforts at the scene. The 58-year-old man was taken to Regions Hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, according to fire officials.

Crews from five Eagan fire stations, along with one Mendota Heights fire crew battled the fire for about three hours.

One Eagan firefighter was taken to an area hospital for observation.

Firefighters battled extreme cold temperatures and icy conditions. The Salvation Army was called to the scene to provide warm beverages and food for the fire crews.

The house is considered a total loss, according to fire officials.

Lexington was closed between Lone Oak Road and Keefe Street during the fire, according to Eagan Police

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Eagan Fire Marshal.        

Photo: Eagan Police Department

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