MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Firefighters in St. Paul rescued a 9-year-old girl Monday morning after a fire started in an illegal basement bedroom, officials say.
The St. Paul Fire Department says crews were called to the fire on 343 Maple Street just before 11 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, everyone had escaped from the fire, except a 9-year-old girl.
Firefighters then searched the home and found her in the basement.
“Firefighters brought a line in, down a very narrow stairs and found her near a burning mattress,” Fire Marshall Steve Zaccard said.