by Mandy Moran Froemming
The Anoka-Champlin Fire Department was called to a house fire in Anoka early Saturday morning.
The call came in at 4:30 a.m. when crews responded to the fire at a home on Seventh Avenue North in Anoka. The couple who lived in the home were able to get out safely.
According to Fire Chief Charlie Thompson, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appears to have originated in a bedroom of the home and is not suspicious.
Thompson said early damage estimates are around $50,000 and the home is not livable at this time.
Fire crews were able to knock down the fire within 40 minutes, said Thompson, but were on site until 10:30 a.m. making sure the hot spots were out and assisting with the investigation of the cause and origin of the fire. The Andover Fire Department also provided assistance.
Neighboring homes were not affected and did not need to be evacuated, Thompson said.
Mandy Moran Froemming is at firstname.lastname@example.org