Hastings family escapes house fire, firefighter falls from ladder

- A Hastings, Minnesota family was forced from their home after an overnight fire. The house on the 2000 block of Ashland Street caught fire around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Flames were shooting through the roof when crews arrived. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly, but it did cause extensive damage to the kitchen and the back of the home.

All four people inside the home got out safely, and no injuries were reported. Video of the fire captured by Fox 9 shows a firefighter falling from a ladder while spraying a hose into the attic, but the firefighter appeared to be okay.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
 

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