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Fire in Morton displaces 7

MORTON — On Jan. 12 at 4:25 p.m. the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a house on fire on the 300 block of Walnut Drive North in Morton. The owner called to report heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement of the house. He reported that he and the six other residents were able to get outside safely.

When fire crews arrived on scene they found an active fire in the basement ceiling. The fire caused significant damage to the basement and the rest of the house due to the amount of smoke. The fire caused all seven residents to be displaced.

The Morton Fire Department, Morton MRU, Franklin Fire Department and Franklin Ambulance responded to the scene. The American Red Cross assisted with the occupants of the residence.

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