December 28, 2017 10:15 PM
An Anoka home suffered extensive damage Thursday after a firefighters extinguished a fire in frigid temperatures.
The fire broke out around 3 p.m. at a residence on Seventh Avenue.
Fire officials said the house was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene. Everyone inside the residence was able to safely escape and no injuries were reported.
Anoka-Champlin Fire Chief Todd Schewe said the cold presented some challenges for those on scene.
"When we start working fires in this type of weather we go through a lot of people," Schewe said. "Everything freezes up, fans freeze up, the hoses freeze up so it's just a little more work."
The investigation into the causeis ongoing, but crews stress it's a reminder to everyone to be careful with heaters, candles and holiday decorations.
"We all live in Minnesota, we know the hazards of winter and you just got to be careful," Schewe said.
Updated: December 28, 2017 10:15 PM
Created: December 28, 2017 09:32 PM
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