Fire in Forest Lake injures 4 children

A fire in Forest Lake injured four children Friday.

According to the Forest Lake Fire Department, first responders were dispatched to an active kitchen fire on the 800 block of 12th Street SW in Forest Lake.

A Forest Lake police officer and a bystander were able to go into the house and rescue an occupant from the second floor.

Before fire engines were able to arrive, the Forest Lake Fire Chief was able to knock down a portion of the fire with two Stat-X grenades, which work by releasing a fire-suppressing aerosol.

Four children had to be taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and one child jumped from the second story to escape the fire.