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Two people jump from second floor window to escape house fire

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM CST
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NEAR MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: The Sabin Fire Dept. said that there is no suspicion over the cause of the fire.

Authorities responded to a house fire south of Moorhead Wednesday morning. The call came in just before 8:00 a.m. when flames were reported shooting from the home.

The home is located just off of Highway 52 in the 4400 block.

Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the house is a total loss. The Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate how the fire started.

Flames fully engulf a house in Clay County, MN
Flames fully engulf a house in Clay County, MN(KVLY)

Empting says two people were inside the home at the time of the fire but were able to make it out by jumping from a second-story window. Someone sustained minor injuries from jumping out the window.

Unfortunately, some pets did not make it out of the home, but The Valley Today’s photojournalist was able to save a dog belonging to the homeowners. He found the dog running from the property and put it in a Valley News Live StormTeam vehicle to ensure it wouldn’t get hit by a car or responding emergency vehicles. The dog was returned to the homeowners.

Valley News Live photojournalist saves dog running from house fire south of Moorhead.
Valley News Live photojournalist saves dog running from house fire south of Moorhead.(Valley News Live)

Fire departments from Moorhead, Dilworth, and Sabin responded to the fire, along with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Valley News Live will update this story as more information is available.

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