CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say a fire broke out in a rural trailer park early Christmas morning, leaving one woman dead and two homes destroyed.
The Caledonia volunteer fire department in Houston County was called to a trailer park Wednesday just after 1 a.m. Fire Chief Chuck Gavin says firefighters arrived to find one home fully engulfed, and the wind had blown the flames onto the second home.READ MORE: 'Hockey Party’: Hundreds Compete In Pond Hockey Tournament's Opening Weekend Finale
Neighbors had already helped residents of the second home evacuate. The woman who died lived in the first home.READ MORE: 'This Is All About Inclusion': The 5 Simple Rules Of Wheelchair Etiquette
Gavin says the cause of the fire is still being determined, but investigators suspect a possible electrical issue in the woman’s home
He also says the fire could easily have spread to other homes if it had taken any longer to report.MORE NEWS: John Jones Pleads Guilty In Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Bridget O'Keefe Dunn
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