Stillwater firefighters extinguished a house fire in the 200 block of West Elm Street on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were called to a report of a structure fire at 11:15 a.m., according to Stillwater Fire Chief Stu Glaser. Upon arrival, firefighters reported a “working structure fire with smoke and flames showing from the second floor.”
Firefighters entered the second floor of the home to fight the fire, Glaser said. Additional Stillwater crews responded and provided, search and rescue, water supply, ventilation and overhaul.
Mutual aid was provided by Bayport, Mahtomedi and the Lake Elmo fire departments.
Firefighters worked to knock down the main fire in the upstairs bedrooms and conducted salvage and overhaul to protect the homeowner’s belongings, Glaser said. The estimated damage to the home and contents is $175,000.
The fire was reported after a neighbor called 911, Glaser said. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
One firefighter was injured by a nail puncturing their gloved hand during the firefight.
Stillwater Police, Lakeview EMS and the Washington County Sheriff’s Dispatchers assisted.
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