The Red Wing Fire Department received a call this early this morning at 12:14 am reporting a structure fire in the 1000 Block of Putnam Ave in Red Wing.
Firefighters/paramedics were on the scene within 3 minutes and 37 seconds of receiving the call. Firefighters found fire through the roof upon arrival and made entry into the residence and started to extinguish the fire.
One firefighter fell through the floor and was able to remove himself with the assistance of the other firefighters. The firefighter was not injured and remained on scene.
All firefighters exited the building and started a defensive operation.
The residence sustained major fire damage throughout the structure and there was no one home at the time of the fire.
The residence was left uninhabitable. Firefighters encountered significant difficulties extinguishing the fire due to the extremely high heat and humidity.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
While this incident was ongoing, the Red Wing Fire Department received two additional emergency medical calls that were handled by the neighboring communities.