NEW ULM - Linda Keim smelled smoke as she approached her house at 1106 N. Washington St. after running some errands Thursday morning. When she opened the door of her home she knew where the smell was coming from. Her kitchen was in flames.
Keim ran from the house and called 9-1-1. By the time police and firefighters responded the building was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but the home suffered heavy damages, according to New Ulm Fire Chief Peter Macho.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
Members of the New Ulm Fire Department battle a fire in a house in the 1100 block of North Washington Street in New Ulm on Thursday.
Keim, who works for MBW Co. in New Ulm, had suffered a heart attack on July 17 and had a stent placed in an artery.
"Trouble always seems to come in waves," she said.
No injuries to emergency personnel were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.