Fire at St. Cloud group home

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Apr 30, 2012 at 9:45 am


Mike Tanner



(KNSI)--A dryer fire in a basement laundry room caused residents of a St. Cloud group home to evacuate last night.

Acting Battalion Chief Glen Koshiol says the fire call at 861 17th Avenue North came in just before 11:00 pm last night.

Koshiol says group home residents and staff had already evacuated the building by the time firefighters arrived.

He says a sprinkler system in the laundry room activated, and that kept the flames confined to that area.

Damage is estimated at $12,000.

Koshiol says two group home residents went to stay with relatives for the night, while the Red Cross lined up temporary housing for two others.

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