Passerby saves family from fire in northern Minnesota before authorities arrive
HIBBING, Minn. (FOX 9) - A passerby who saw a house fire in northern Minnesota sprang into action over the weekend, saving a sleeping couple and their dog before authorities could arrive.
Fire officials say someone passing by the house on Sunday saw flames coming from the home on the 400 block of 41st East Street. The person called 911 then woke up the family and helped them and their dog evacuate safely.
Fire departments responded to the reported fire at the single-family home and were able to extinguish the fire a short time later.
An initial cause of the fire is believed to be electrical, but it remains under investigation.