MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person was hospitalized early Thursday morning after flames engulfed a home in western Wisconsin.
Officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin, say firefighters responded to the home on the intersection of Meadowlark Lane and Ron Drive shortly before 1 a.m.
One person who lived at the home was brought to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Someone who lived in the home’s basement told WCCO-TV that the call initially came in as an explosion, and everyone made it out safely.
The man said that a neighbor had helped pull him out of a basement window.
The home sustained significant damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.