Firefighters rescue woman in Apple Valley apartment building fire

The scene Sunday morning in Apple Valley. Photo: KSTP
The scene Sunday morning in Apple Valley.

December 09, 2018 12:03 PM

A woman was rescued by firefighters from an apartment building fire in Apple Valley Sunday morning.

According to Apple Valley Fire Chief Chuck Russell, a call came in reporting a fire at 6583 158th Street West around 10:30 a.m. The fire was reportedly on the third floor of the three-story building. Emergency responders were alerted someone was trapped.


Medics and law enforcement attempted to rescue the trapped woman but were unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Russell said the rest of the building was evacuated. 

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Firefighters arrived and eventually rescued the woman, according to the release. That woman, whose current condition and age are unknown at this time, was transported to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation. 

A police officer and paramedic also experienced smoke inhalation. They both went to the hospital to get checked out as well. 

The fire was reportedly contained to the single unit. The cause is currently under investigation. 

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