Brooklyn Center Fire Damages Two Houses
An early morning Brooklyn Center fire destroyed one house and caused significant damage to its neighbor. The fire on Perry Avenue happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday. It started in a house that’s on the city’s list of vacant properties. Because no one was inside the house, no one called the fire department until it was too late to save it.
The situation could have been worse if not for a passing motorist. Brooklyn Center Fire Chief Todd Berg tells us that driver called the fire in, then stopped and woke four people in the neighboring house up to get them outside. All four vacated that house safely, but they’ll have to find another place to live while the house is being repaired.
There’s no word yet on what started the fire.
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