Roseville Firefighters responded to a fire at a townhouse on the 2700 Block of Asbury where two adults were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for smoke inhalation.
Roseville emergency responders received the call at 7:26 a.m. and arrived on scene 4 minutes later. When they arrived, one of the victims was located outside of a second story window and hanging out the window ledge asking for help. Firefighters quickly used a ladder to bring the victim safely to the ground and away from the threat while other members of the team worked to extinguish the fire. The other victim was able to exit through the main door.
“I’m grateful that both of the victims were able to get to safety and receive medical attention quickly,” said Roseville Assistant Fire Chief Neil Sjostrom. “Our firefighters and supporting agencies responded swiftly and performed excellently - while facing extremely cold temperatures and adjusting to a very dynamic situation.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The Roseville Fire Department was assisted on scene by Roseville Police, Ramsey Sheriff, Lake Johanna Fire, St. Anthony Fire, Allina Medical Transportation, and Xcel.
Questions can be directed to Assistant Fire Chief Neil Sjostrom at Neil.Sjostrom@cityofRoseville.com or 651-792-7343.