Morton, MN: Sunday afternoon, just before 4:30, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a house on fire on the 300 block of Walnut Drive North in the City of Morton.
The caller reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement of the house. The caller who was the owner of the house reported that he and the 6 other residents were able to safely get outside.
When fire crews arrived on scene they found an active fire in the basement ceiling.
Authorities say the fire caused significant damage to the basement as well as the rest of the house due to the amount of smoke. The fire caused all 7 residents to be displaced.
The Sheriff’s Office says the American Red Cross assisted with the occupants of the residence.