HUGO, Minn. (WCCO) — Firefighters in Hugo battled a large house fire Sunday evening, which forced them to bring in additional water to fight the blaze.

Washington County dispatch received a call shortly before 7 p.m. of a fire on the 8700 block of 136th Street North.

Crews had to truck in water because there were no fire hydrants in the vicinity.

The fire destroyed the home and killed the family’s two pets — a cat and dog. Roughly 75 firefighters were called in to help control the blaze because of the intensity of the flames.

The homeowners weren’t home at the time of the fire.

Authorities are investigating what caused the fire and the fire marshal should be at the scene Monday morning. No other injuries have been reported.

WCCO-TV’s Dennis Douda Reports

Comments (7)
  1. Unknown says:

    How do you not have a fire hydrant in the vicinity of your house? You’d think people buying a house would think about that

    1. George says:

      Unknown, if you were to drive out of the big city you obviously would see that there are not many fire hydrants outside of city limits. Wouldn’t make much sense to have city water out in the country. Fire departments then have to haul water in by truck. Rural fire departments do this all the time. No big deal…

  2. Mike Hunt says:

    If I asked stupid questions on the comments page I’d leave my name as
    “unknown” also.

      1. shaquasha says:

        i know thats ssssaaaaadddddd they pets died

  3. WOW says:

    WOW!! “unknown” you are something else, sounds like someone needs to crowl out from under their rock and open their eyes

  4. R says:

    How do you make such a stupid comment, there are not fire hydrants automatically by any given house, just how would that be possible,Einstein think before you post stuff and how insensitive as well.

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