Apt. Fire Injures Three Children In Cannon Falls

On April 19th at approximately 1:14 PM, Officers of the Cannon Falls Police Department responded to a 911 call of an apartment fire with children trapped inside an apartment, located in the 120 block of 1st St. N. The CFPD, Cannon Falls Fire Department and Cannon Falls Ambulance responded. The first officer to arrive found the apartment resident, an adult female, at the front of the building with an arm injury. The female advised that three children were inside the apartment and she was injured trying to get them out. The responding officer found the apartment bedroom fully engulfed. By direction of the female, and with the use of rescue protocols, all three children were located and removed from the apartment, and taken for medical care. The adult female was also transported to the hospital. A second press release, issued on Thursday, indicates that the children have been stabilized and placed into medically-induced comas and are being treating in the burn unit. The fire was brought under control and the focus shifted to the remaining apartments in the structure. All residents had evacuated on their own. Firefighters also worked to reunite pets with their owners. All twelve units were displaced for the night and residents were being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Cannon Falls Police Department and the State Fire Marshal are working to determine the cause of the fire. Several additional departments responded to the call for aid to combat the fire.

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