Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A southwest Rochester house sustained an estimated $50,000 damage after a fire destroyed a deck.

Fire crews were sent to 2014 Magdalana Lane SW around 2:00 PM Wednesday.

They found the deck fully engulfed and flames climbing up the rear of the home. The occupants of the home were out of town and a neighbor took control of the three dogs found inside.

The deck was completely destroyed and there was extensive fire damage to the exterior of the house, including some windows. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

News update:  A Hibbing house fire has claimed a fourth victim.

 

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