Several families without homes after fire breaks out in Otsego townhouse complex
Several families are displaced after a fire broke out at a townhouse complex Sunday evening in Otsego.
According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the initial 911 call came in just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Quantrelle Avenue and 71st Lane.
Officials believe the fire started in a corner unit of the L-shaped complex and then spread to at least two other neighboring residences.
Elk River Fire Chief Mark Dickenson says the setup of the complex created a few challenges for firefighters when crews got to the scene.
“The third floor is a whole separate unit that access is through a different point – it’s just a stairway that goes all the way up and bypasses the second-floor unit,” said Chief Dickenson.
He adds residents were already evacuating when firefighters arrived, and no injuries were reported.
The Red Cross was there to assist any families that may be displaced as a result of the fire, the sheriff’s office said.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Crews from the Elk River, Albertville, Rogers and St. Michael fire departments responded.