Many call snow plow driver a hero after alerting authorities to overnight house fire in Crystal | KSTP.com

Many call snow plow driver a hero after alerting authorities to overnight house fire in Crystal

Updated: December 31, 2019 06:33 PM

A Crystal home suffered extensive damage following a house fire Tuesday morning. 

A news release from the Crystal Police Department said authorities were called just before 4 a.m. after a city plow driver saw flames coming from a home on the 6500 block of 62nd Avenue North. 

Police said one person evacuated the residence before first responders arrived. 

According to the release, a woman was transported to the hospital for a medical issue. 

The plow driver didn't want to go on camera, but his boss couldn't say enough about the man many are calling a hero.

"I'm extremely proud of our employee," Director of Crystal Public Works, Mark Ray, said.  "He's definitely reflected off the passion we have for the residents here in the city of Crystal."

Because of the damage to the home, it is uninhabitable, according to police. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. 

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